Other Words for Poor
Poor as a Adjective has these synonyms:
bad, awful, inadequate, unsatisfactory, unacceptable, bumbling, inefficient, amateurish, unprofessional, inferior, second-rate, third-rate, low-grade, shabby, shoddy, mediocre, defective, faulty, flawed, substandard, sorry, not up to par or snuff, slipsho
Example: They did a poor job repairing my car. Her latest recital was pretty poor.
Example: Aunt Theresa has been in poor health lately.
Example: This is poor soil, no amount of cultivation is likely to make it productive.
Example: They made only a poor attempt to correct the problem.
unfortunate, unlucky, pathetic, luckless, pitiful, pitiable, ill-fated, miserable, wretched, ill-starred, star-crossed, jinxed, hapless
Example: The poor chap lost his entire family in the disaster.
Poor as a Noun has these synonyms:
needy, destitute, indigent, in want, in need, penniless, poverty-stricken, impoverished, badly off, necessitous, poor as a church-mouse, straitened, pinched, in reduced circumstances, impecunious, financially embarrassed, down and out, out of pocket
Example: They were poor and didn't know where their next meal was coming from.
Poor as a Verb has these synonyms:
Example: How can a family of five survive on such a poor salary? These days, 3 per cent would be considered a poor return on investment.