having very little money and therefore a low standard of living
rather far below the usual standard, low in quality
rather far less than is needed or expected, small in size or quantity
(of health) rather weak, not good
deserving or causing pity , unlucky
"the urban poor need assistance"
"a hapless victim"
"miserable victims of war"
"the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"
"piteous appeals for help"
"pitiable homeless children"
"a pitiful fate"
"Oh, you poor thing"
"his poor distorted limbs"
"a wretched life"
"deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"
"the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
"the country had a poor economy"
"they lived in the poor section of town"
"a poor land"
"the area was poor in timber and coal"
"food poor in nutritive value"
"an inadequate income"
"a poor salary"
"money is short"
"on short rations"
"food is in short supply"
"short on experience"
"a poor light for reading"
"expectations were poor"
My parents, though poor, were religious and honest.
Warren Hastings was poor, but his ancestors had once owned large estates.
出自： W. S. Churchill
We were as poor as church mice once, but I would have every minute of it again.
出自：Milton Keynes Express
The poet was so poor he was in bed, for his clothes were pawned.
出自： A. Thwaite
误 Tom's Chinese level is low.
正 Tom's Chinese level is poor.
正 Tom is poor in Chinese