very poor


very poor
dirt poor, pauper, person of meager means

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • poor — W1S1 [po: US pur] adj comparative poorer superlative poorest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(no money)¦ 2¦(not good)¦ 3¦(sympathy)¦ 4¦(not good at something)¦ 5¦(health)¦ 6 poor in something 7 a poor second/third etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • poor — [ pur ] adjective *** ▸ 1 lacking money ▸ 2 of low quality ▸ 3 not good enough ▸ 4 not skillful ▸ 5 lacking something important ▸ 6 less than expected ▸ 7 feeling sorry for someone ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) having little money and few possessions: a poor… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • poor as a church mouse — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Penniless; broke; extremely poor. * /The newly arrived boat people were poor as church mice./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • poor as a church mouse — If someone is as poor as a church mouse, they are very poor indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • poor — adjective 1 NO MONEY having very little money and not many possessions: Her family were so poor they couldn t afford to buy her new clothes. | Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. | a poor neighborhood 2 the poor people who are… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • poor — poorness, n. /poor/, adj., poorer, poorest, n. adj. 1. having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare. 2. Law. dependent upon charity or public support. 3. (of a country, institution, etc.) meagerly… …   Universalium

  • poor */*/*/ — UK [pɔː(r)] / UK [pʊə(r)] / US [pʊr] adjective Word forms poor : adjective poor comparative poorer superlative poorest 1) a) having little money and few possessions a poor family/area/country We were very poor and could barely afford the… …   English dictionary

  • poor — [[t]pʊər[/t]] adj. er, est, n. 1) having little or no money, goods, or other means of support 2) law Law. dependent upon charity or public support 3) (of a country, institution, etc.) meagerly supplied or endowed with resources or funds 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • poor*/*/*/ — [pɔː] adj 1) having little money and few possessions Ant: rich a poor family/area/country[/ex] We were very poor and could barely afford the necessities of life.[/ex] 2) the poor people who have little money and few possessions 3) not as good as… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • poor as a rat — (also poor as a church mouse, poor as job) Very poor, extremely poor, destitute …   New dictionary of synonyms


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