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  • unsatisfactory
    • a poor light for reading
    • poor morale
    • expectations were poor
  • not sufficient to meet a need
    • an inadequate income
    • a poor salary
    • money is short
    • on short rations
    • food is in short supply
    • short on experience
  • lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
    • a poor land
    • the area was poor in timber and coal
    • food poor in nutritive value
  • characterized by or indicating poverty
    • the country had a poor economy
    • they lived in the poor section of town
  • having little money or few possessions
    • deplored the gap between rich and poor countries
    • the proverbial poor artist living in a garret
  • deserving or inciting pity
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life
  • people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    • the urban poor need assistance
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