poorness

  • 141penuriousness — noun 1. a state of lacking money • Syn: ↑impecuniousness, ↑pennilessness • Derivationally related forms: ↑penurious, ↑penniless (for: ↑pennilessness), ↑impecunious …

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  • 142poverty — n. 1 the state of being poor; want of the necessities of life. 2 (often foll. by of, in) scarcity or lack. 3 inferiority, poorness, meanness. 4 Eccl. renunciation of the right to individual ownership of property. Phrases and idioms: poverty line… …

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  • 143spareness — noun 1. the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness • Syn: ↑sparseness, ↑sparsity, ↑thinness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thin (for: ↑thinness), ↑sparse …

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  • 144sparseness — noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness • Syn: ↑spareness, ↑sparsity, ↑thinness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thin (for: ↑thinness), ↑sparse …

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  • 145sparsity — noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness • Syn: ↑sparseness, ↑spareness, ↑thinness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thin (for: ↑thinness), ↑sparse, ↑ …

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  • 146thinness — noun 1. relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width (Freq. 1) the tenuity of a hair the thinness of a rope • Syn: ↑tenuity, ↑slenderness • Ant: ↑thickness …

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  • 147mean|ness — «MEEN nihs», noun. 1. the fact or state of being mean in grade or quality; poorness. 2. the fact or state of being selfish in small things; stinginess. 3. a mean act …

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  • 148pov|er|ty — «POV uhr tee», noun. 1. the condition of being poor: »Being out of work usually causes poverty. 2. lack of what is needed; poor quality: »The poverty of the soil makes the crops small. SYNONYM(S): deficiency. 3. Figurative. a small amount;… …

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