English dictionary definition of:



  • people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)


  • deserving or inciting pity
  • unsatisfactory
  • having little money or few possessions
  • lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
  • characterized by or indicating poverty
  • not sufficient to meet a need


hapless inadequate miserable misfortunate pathetic piteous pitiable pitiful short wretched

Spellzone course content

View spelling list The long /oo/ sound and learn about the word poor in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 13. Spelling choices for /oo/ sound: oo, ou.

Scrabble score for poor

Scrabble score = 6

generated at 17:00:09 on 18-11-19

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