What is Poor ?

Poor is (adj) 1. with little or no money The family is very poor now that both parents have no work. This is one of the poorest countries in Africa. 2. poor in something with very little of something The soil in my garden is very poor in nutrients. 3. not very good Vines can grow even in poor soil. They were selling off poor quality vegetables at a cheap price. She’s been in poor health for some months. 4. showing you are sorry Poor old you! Having to stay at home and finish your homework while we go to the pictures. My poor legs, after climbing up the mountain! (NOTE: poorer poorest)


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level