Definitions of poorness
  1. noun
    the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    synonyms: impoverishment, poverty
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    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
    type of:
    financial condition
    the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
  2. noun
    less than adequate
    “the relative poorness of New England farmland”
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    aridity, barrenness, fruitlessness
    the quality of yielding nothing of value
  3. noun
    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
  4. noun
    the quality of being meager
    synonyms: exiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness
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    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
    type of:
    deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency
    lack of an adequate quantity or number
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