Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state, condition, or quality of being poor, in any of the senses of the word; poverty; meanness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being poor (in any of the senses of the adjective).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being poor
  • noun poverty

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being poorly made or maintained
  • noun the quality of being meager
  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
  • noun less than adequate

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Another word for "poorness" is "poverty;" they teach that sometime after third grade.

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  • i heard their "poorness" is contagious, don't let them touch you.

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  • I am always amazed by some of the word uneducated people understand in this country as well as amazed by the poorness of their vocabulary.

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  • I am always amazed by some of the word uneducated people understand in this country as well as amazed by the poorness of their vocabulary.

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  • I am always amazed by some of the word uneducated people understand in this country as well as amazed by the poorness of their vocabulary.

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  • I am always amazed by some of the word uneducated people understand in this country as well as amazed by the poorness of their vocabulary.

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  • I am always amazed by some of the word uneducated people understand in this country as well as amazed by the poorness of their vocabulary.

    Trueque

  • I am always amazed by some of the word uneducated people understand in this country as well as amazed by the poorness of their vocabulary.

    Trueque

  • I am always amazed by some of the word uneducated people understand in this country as well as amazed by the poorness of their vocabulary.

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  • I am always amazed by some of the word uneducated people understand in this country as well as amazed by the poorness of their vocabulary.

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