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See definition of poorer on Dictionary.com
  • adj.lacking sufficient money
  • adj.deficient, inadequate
  • adj.weak, unfertile
  • adj.unfortunate, unhappy

synonyms for poorer

  • destitute
  • impoverished
  • indigent
  • low
  • meager
  • needy
  • penniless
  • poverty-stricken
  • underprivileged
  • bankrupt
  • down-and-out
  • flat
  • insolvent
  • scanty
  • suffering
  • bad off
  • beggared
  • beggarly
  • behind eight ball
  • broke
  • dirt poor
  • empty-handed
  • flat broke
  • fortuneless
  • hard up
  • impecunious
  • in need
  • in want
  • moneyless
  • necessitous
  • pauperized
  • penurious
  • pinched
  • reduced
  • stone broke
  • strapped
  • truly needy
  • unprosperous
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antonyms for poorer

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  • affluent
  • full
  • rich
  • wealthy
  • solvent
  • adequate
  • fertile
  • fortunate
  • great
  • happy
  • lucky
  • potent
  • strong
  • sufficient
  • superior
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How to use poorer in a sentence

Cheap as they are, they are a poorer speculation than even corner lots in a lithographic city of Nebraska or Oregon.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
I wish the thing were over and done with, though it left you a few thousand pounds the poorer.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Those were busy days in the history of the “Anchor,” and the constant stream of poorer wayfarers added to the bustle.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
The money she saved by this great frugality she distributed among the poorer prisoners.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
These are the poorer class of models—the riff-raff of the Quarter—who get anywhere from a few sous to a few francs for a séance.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
Governor Street was just as dirty and squalid as any other tenement-house street in the poorer section of a middle-class city.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
A poorer landscape to draw never was known, nor a pleasanter to see—the children especially, who are inordinately fat and rosy.
LITTLE TRAVELS AND ROADSIDE SKETCHESWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
In Devonshire, particularly among the farmers and poorer classes, the ridged coffin is very general, the end being gabled.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 196, JULY 30, 1853VARIOUS
At the same time he began lending money on short time, and by speculating with the poorer class he acquired a certain competence.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
He had the reputation of being an avaricious man; but she was beginning to think he was probably poorer than people knew.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
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WORDS RELATED TO POORER

  • average
  • bad
  • base
  • common
  • déclassé
  • fair
  • good-for-nothing
  • hack
  • imperfect
  • indifferent
  • junk
  • lemon
  • lousy
  • low-grade
  • low-rent
  • mean
  • mediocre
  • middling
  • ordinary
  • paltry
  • poorer
  • sad
  • second-class
  • sorry
  • substandard
  • tawdry
  • two-bit
  • worse
  • wretched
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