1. without much money
    ExamplesThe company tries to help the poorest members of staff with loans. • It is one of the poorest countries in the world.
  2. not very good
    Examplespoor quality • poor service • poor performance by office staff • poor organisation of working methods

Use poor in a sentence

The working poor are not able to make many risky decisions because they can never not work a full day.

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If you do not work hard and study in school your grades will be poor and you will not get a good job and will become financial poor as well.

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The country has a population that is primarily people whom are very low income and this is attributed to the fact that there is a poor educational system.

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