- poverty, poornessPoverty is the usual noun corresponding to poor in its meanings to do with lack of wealth or lack of things regarded like wealth (e.g. poverty of inspiration). Poorness is not often used and is more usual in meanings to do with quality or evaluation (e.g. the poorness of their performance).
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Poorness — Poor ness, n. The quality or state of being poor (in any of the senses of the adjective). Bacon. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
poorness — index dearth, indigence, mediocrity, poverty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
poorness — noun (U) formal lack of skill or good qualities (+ of): the poorness of my German accent compare poverty … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
poorness — noun see poor … New Collegiate Dictionary
poorness — See poor. * * * … Universalium
poorness — noun a) The quality of being poor b) poverty … Wiktionary
poorness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. want, need, destitution; see poverty 1 , starvation … English dictionary for students
poorness — poorÂ·ness || pÊŠrnÉªs / pÊŠÉ™ n. state of lacking money, indigence … English contemporary dictionary
poorness — n. Poverty … New dictionary of synonyms
poorness — poor·ness … English syllables