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noun as in want

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He was dwelling on his mistakes, replaying poor routes or missed assignments in his head on a loop.

Like Westbrook, his poor outside shooting will hamper his ability to age gracefully.

They found that underspecification was to blame for poor performance in all of them.

This could be especially important for Congress, considering most Americans have a poor opinion of it.

The lawsuits made it hard, if not impossible, for poor people to make ends meet.

There the poorness of the plant itself, no less than the peculiar use of it, shows plainly what a stranger it is.

It was a poor-looking little house, and its poorness had extended to its surroundings—as if poverty was a contagion that spread.

The struggle after so-called delicacies comes from the poorness of common things.

It is, of course, in the endeavor to counteract the poorness of the light that so long an exposure is frequently given.

I knew the state of Spain well—his weakness, his poorness, his humbleness at this time.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poorness, such as: destitution, impecuniousness, impoverishment, meagerness, need, and poverty.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.