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. Someone who is poor has little or no money.
    He is very poor.
  2. Something that is poor is bad quality.
    The painting was a poor job.
  3. You use poor before someone's name or a pronoun when you feel bad for that person.
    Tom is all alone. Poor Tom!
    Oh, poor you! I can't believe that happened.
  4. The poor are a group of people who have little or no money.
    This work is to help the poor.

Related words[change]