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EN[pɔə] [pɔː(ɹ)] [pʊə] [pʊɹ] [pɔɹ] [-ʊə(ɹ)] [-ɔː(ɹ)]
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  • Poor is an adjective related to a state of poverty, low quality or pity.
  • Poor may also refer to:

    Definition of poor in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. (with "the") Those who have little or no possessions or money, taken as a group.
      1. The poor are always with us.
  • AdjectiveCOMpoorerSUPpoorest
    1. With little or no possessions or money.
      1. We were so poor that we couldn't afford shoes. ‎
    2. Of low quality.
      1. That was a poor performance. ‎
    3. Used to express pity.
      1. Oh you poor little thing. ‎
    4. Deficient in a specified way.
      1. Cow's milk is poor in iron. ‎
    5. Inadequate, insufficient.
      1. I received a poor reward for all my hard work. ‎
    6. Free from self-assertion; not proud or arrogant; meek.
    7. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • What but love, kindness, and all affection is her tendance upon poor Emily. To her, is she not all meekness, all love, all forbearance?
        • The poor third-quarter results from Frankfurt had the broadest impact because they spotlighted the vulnerability of the listed German universal banks to the financial crisis spreading from Asia.
        • Underlying cirrhosis frequently leads to protein-calorie malnutrition commonly caused by poor appetite, cacochylia, compromised nutrient uptake, and disorders in protein synthesis [ 9 , 10 ].
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Poor boys often have to wear whatever a big brother has outgrown.
        • Poor appointments, early resignations — James McGrath, Tim Parker, Ray Lewis, a general air of shambolism.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Pluralia tantum
        Related Links:
        1. en poorly
        2. en poori
        3. en poore
        4. en pooris
        5. en poorer
        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of poor for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "poor" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a pluralia tantum.
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