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Meaning of poor

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: 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" [syn: {hapless}, {miserable},
             {misfortunate}, {pathetic}, {piteous}, {pitiable},
             {pitiful}, {poor}, {wretched}]
      2: having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap
         between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist
         living in a garret" [ant: {rich}]
      3: characterized by or indicating poverty; "the country had a
         poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town" [ant:
      4: lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances; "a
         poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food
         poor in nutritive value" [ant: {rich}]
      5: 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" [syn: {inadequate},
         {poor}, {short}]
      6: unsatisfactory; "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale";
         "expectations were poor"
      n 1: people without possessions or wealth (considered as a
           group); "the urban poor need assistance" [syn: {poor
           people}, {poor}] [ant: {rich}, {rich people}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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