Definitions of poorness

n the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

impoverishment, poverty
wealth, wealthiness
the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
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deprivation, neediness, privation, want
a state of extreme poverty
a state without friends or money or prospects
indigence, need, pauperism, pauperization, penury
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
impecuniousness, pennilessness, penuriousness
a state of lacking money
beggary, mendicancy, mendicity
the state of being a beggar or mendicant
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financial condition
the condition of (corporate or personal) finances

n less than adequate

“the relative poorness of New England farmland”
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aridity, barrenness, fruitlessness
the quality of yielding nothing of value

n the quality of being poorly made or maintained

“she was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography”
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inferiority, low quality
an inferior quality

n the quality of being meager

exiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness
meagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food)
restricted to bare necessities
spareness, sparseness, sparsity, thinness
the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
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deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency
lack of an adequate quantity or number

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