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a poor family/area/country
We were very poor and could barely afford the necessities of life.
The rebels’ defenses were poor and they were quickly overcome.
a poor crop of tomatoes
Wages around here are very poor.
Attendance at our meetings this year has been relatively poor.
The poor child had lost both his parents.
Poor old Anthony was left to look after the baby.
This is the American English definition of poor. View British English definition of poor.
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