poor

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poor is part of the Basic English 850.
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poor is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
poor

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

  • pour (some accents only)
  • pore (some accents only)

Adjective[change]

Positive
poor

Comparative
poorer

Superlative
poorest

  1. Without money; not rich.
    He is very poor.
  2. Low in quality.
    The painting was a poor job.
  3. Unfortunate.
    Tom is all alone. Poor Tom!
  4. Humble.
    Edward is only a poor man.
  5. People who are poor; in the phrase “the poor.”
    This work is to help the poor.

Related words[change]