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Definition 1: the quality of being poorly made or maintained - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where poorness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography

(poorness is a kind of ...) an inferior quality

Definition 2: less than adequate - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where poorness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the relative poorness of New England farmland

(poorness is a kind of ...) the quality of yielding nothing of value

Definition 3: the quality of being meager - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where poorness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes

Synonyms for poorness in the sense of this definition

(poorness is a kind of ...) lack of an adequate quantity or number

"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

(... is a kind of poorness ) meagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food)

"the haziness and wateriness of his disquisitions" "the wateriness of his blood" "no one enjoys the burning of his soup or the wateriness of his potatoes"

(... is a kind of poorness ) restricted to bare necessities

(... is a kind of poorness ) the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness

Definition 4: the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for poorness in the sense of this definition

(poorness is a kind of ...) the condition of (corporate or personal) finances

(... is a kind of poorness ) a state of extreme poverty

(... is a kind of poorness ) a state without friends or money or prospects

(... is a kind of poorness ) a state of extreme poverty or destitution

"their indigence appalled him" "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

(... is a kind of poorness ) a state of lacking money

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