- [noun] the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
Synonyms: poverty, impoverishment
- [noun] less than adequate; "the relative poorness of New England farmland"
- [noun] the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
Synonyms: meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity
- [noun] the quality of being poorly made or maintained; "she was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography"
privation, want, deprivation
indigence, need, penury, beggary, pauperism, pauperization
impecuniousness, pennilessness, penuriousness
sparseness, spareness, sparsity