2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Poorness \Poor"ness\, noun The quality or state of being poor (in any of the senses of the adjective). --Bacon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions [syn: {poverty}, {poorness}, {impoverishment}] [ant: {wealth}, {wealthiness}]

2: less than adequate; "the relative poorness of New England farmland"

3: the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot [syn: {meagerness}, {meagreness}, {leanness}, {poorness}, {scantiness}, {scantness}, {exiguity}]

4: the quality of being poorly made or maintained; "she was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography"

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