Poor, lacking material possessions, or existing without the luxuries and often the necessities of life ; wanting in amount or capacity, or having less than adequate in both; someone who is worthy of being pitied, or being in a position to excite compassionate regard; inferior in quality, or having little distinction or worth, or value; being in an emaciated condition, or lean, feeble or thin; characterized by unproductiveness, or barren; fairly unsatisfactory; characterized by inefficiency or failure to meet a standard. Poverty; lack or relative lack of money or material possessions, or privation; meagerness of supply, scarcity, dearth, or inferiority; lack of desirable elements or attributes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)