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Poor - thesaurus

Synonyms

brassic

adjective

Britishinformal someone who is brassic does not have any money

the poor

adjective

having little money and few possessions

impoverished

adjective

an impoverished person or place is very poor

penniless

adjective

someone who is penniless has no money

deprived

adjective

not having the things that are essential for a comfortable life

struggling

adjective

experiencing difficulty, especially financial difficulty

the needy

adjective

a needy person does not have enough money, food, clothing etc.

poverty-stricken

adjective

extremely poor

destitute

adjective

with no money or possessions

badly off

adjective

someone who is badly off does not have much money

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badly off

adjective

without enough of something you need

badly paid

if someone is badly paid, they do not earn much money, or they earn less money than is fair for the work they do

cash-starved

adjective

not provided with enough money to be able to do what is needed, usually because a government or organization has refused to give it

cash-strapped

adjective

not having as much money as you need

dirt poor

adjective

informal extremely poor

the dispossessed

adjective

formal people who are dispossessed have had something valuable such as their land taken away from them

down-and-out

adjective

very poor, with nowhere to live and no job

hand-to-mouth

adjective

with just enough money or food to live on

hard-pressed

adjective

a person or organization that is hard-pressed does not have enough money for the things that they need

hard up

adjective

informal not having enough of something

hard up

adjective

informal not having much money

impecunious

adjective

very formal not having much money

indigent

adjective

formal very poor

in need

not having enough food, money, clothing, or other things that are necessary for life

in queer street

someone who is in queer street does not have very much money or owes other people a lot of money

landless

adjective

landless people are poor and do not own any land

mean

adjective

mainly literary typical of the living conditions and environment of poor people

on the breadline

very poor

penurious

adjective

formal extremely poor

skint

adjective

Britishinformal someone who is skint does not have any money

someone isn’t made of money

used for saying that someone does not have large amounts of money

starving

adjective

prevented from having enough of what you need

stony broke

adjective

informal very poor, or without any money

strapped

adjective

informal needing money

underfinanced

adjective

without being given enough money to operate effectively

underpaid

adjective

not earning enough money for work that you do

underprivileged

adjective

not having as many advantages or opportunities as most other people

unsophisticated

adjective

not owning fashionable and expensive things

worse off

adjective

having less money than other people or than you had before

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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