Poor

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Definition

poor: not rich, having little money; bad, below average, substandard
adjective, noun
We're starting a campaign to help the poor. We want to help those people who have nothing.

poor (working conditions): bad, inferior, second-rate (working conditions)
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: We're starting a campaign to help the poor.
US: Many people around the world live in poor conditions.

Examples

  • "Poor Paddy works on the railway"
  • "Jean : Poor Philip."
  • "Steffi : I really apologise for my poor organisation."
  • "This letter is in regards to a poor vending experience at Saint Andre's."
  • "The choice of font is poor, and the colour is wishy-washy."
  • "Subject: Poor level of customer service"
  • "Poor old Joan, please explain"
  • "Me with a poor dying grandmother?"
  • "Jean : Poor Philip, I would stay and comfort you, but I have to go."
  • "The TV network canceled "Horrible Crimes and Forensic Miracles" due to poor ratings."

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