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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poor·ness, n. The quality or state of being poor (in any of the senses of the adjective).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of having little or no money and few or no
           material possessions [syn: poverty, impoverishment]
           [ant: wealth]
      2: less than adequate; "the relative poorness of New England
      3: the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that
         would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot [syn: meagerness,
          meagreness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity]
      4: the quality of being poorly made or maintained; "she was
         unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography"