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Learner's definition of POOR  
[also more poor; most poor]
: having little money or few possessions: not having enough money for the basic things that people need to live properly
— opposite rich
: having a very small amount of something— often + in
— opposite rich
: not good in quality or condition
: bad
: not skilled at something: not able to do something well
always used before a noun — used to refer to someone or something in a way that shows sympathy

a poor second/third (etc.)

— used to say that someone finished a race or contest a long way behind the winner

make a poor fist of

— see fist

poor man's

— used to refer to someone (such as a performer) who is like another person in some ways but not as talented or successful
— used to refer to something that is like something else but not as expensive

the poor

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