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poorness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of poorness

  1. the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions <each country has its own standard of poorness, and one nation's needy inhabitant can be another's fairly well-off citizen> Synonyms beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poverty, wantRelated Words gutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straiteningNear Antonyms luxury, prosperityAntonyms affluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness




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