Definition of Poorness

1. Noun. The state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions.




2. Noun. Less than adequate. "The relative poorness of New England farmland"
Generic synonyms: Aridity, Barrenness, Fruitlessness
Derivative terms: Poor

3. Noun. The quality of being meager. "An exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"

4. Noun. The quality of being poorly made or maintained. "She was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography"
Generic synonyms: Inferiority, Low Quality
Derivative terms: Poor

Definition of Poorness

1. n. The quality or state of being poor (in any of the senses of the adjective).

Definition of Poorness

1. Noun. The quality of being poor ¹

2. Noun. poverty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poorness

1. the state of being poor [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poorness

poorhouse
poorhouses
poori
pooris
poorish
poorism
poorlier
poorliest
poorliness
poorly
poorly(p)
poormouth
poormouthed
poormouthing
poormouths
poorness (current term)
poornesses
poort
poortith
poortiths
poorts
poorwill
poorwills
poos
pooted
pooter
pooters
pooties

Literary usage of Poorness

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1. Handbook of meat inspection by Robert Ostertag, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1907)
"Moreover, in the case of food animals, we do not have to deal •with the highest degree of poorness. A regard for the utilization of the meat prevents the ..."

2. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... number— On the lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of denudation and of deposition—On the lapse of time as estimated by years —On the poorness of ..."

3. Narrative of a Voyage Round the World: Performed in Her Majesty's Ship by Edward Belcher, Richard Brinsley Hinds, Great Britain Admiralty (1872)
"... York by Ni^ht—Advertisements—poorness of Places of Business—Unshuttered Stores—Gardens—Jim Fisk—Opera House—Booth's Theatre—Wood's Museum— Newspapers. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"I. Leanness, thinness, spareness. 7. Degree, indefinite quantity. 2. poorness, barrenness, sterility. 3. Scantiness, barrenness, smallness. Meal, «. ..."

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