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poor

1. adjective lacking money and possessions2. adjective of inferior quality3. adjective of inferior quality4. adjective lacking sth desirable5. adjective indication of pity
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1 adjective lacking money and possessionsbocht adj1  c m udearóil adj1  c m udealbh adj1  c m uwe were very poor bhíomar an-bhochtas poor as a church-mouse chomh bocht leis an deoir, chomh bocht le bairneach, chomh bocht lena dhaththe country is getting poorer tá an tír ag éirí níos boichtethe people were desperately poor bhí na daoine beo bocht, bhí na daoine ar an anás 2 adjective of inferior qualitydroch- prefdona adj3  c m uolc adj1  c m uthey got poor results fuair siad drochthorthaí, bhí a gcuid torthaí go donathe salary is poor tá an tuarastal go holc, tá an tuarastal go hainnisthey've a poor opinion of her níl mórán measa acu uirthi, tá drochbharúil acu di, ní shíleann siad mórán dihe has a poor chance of success níl mórán seans ann go n-éireoidh leis, drochsheans go n-éireoidh leisthe place is in a poor state tá drochbhail ar an áit, tá drochdhóigh ar an áit, níl cuma ná caoi ar an áitI've a poor memory tá droch-chuimhne agam, tá cuimhne bhocht agamshe's in poor health níl an tsláinte go maith aici, tá drochshláinte aici, tá sí ag éileamhshe retired because of poor eyesight d'éirigh sí as an obair toisc go bhfuil a hamharc go donathat boy has a very poor appetite níl goile ar bith ag an mbuachaill sin, ní itheann an buachaill sin mórán
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3 adjective of inferior qualitydroch- prefdona adj3  c m uolc adj1  c m ushe's a poor singer is drochamhránaí íto be poor at art bheith go dona ag an ealaínI'm a very poor swimmer níl maith ar bith ionam ag snámh, tá mé uafásach ag snámhpoor learners foghlaimeoirí lagathey've a poor grasp of Spanish níl mórán Spáinnise acuhe's a poor loser is fuath leis cailleadh, is beag is lú air ná cailleadh 4 adjective lacking sth desirablea country poor in natural resources tír atá gann ar acmhainní nádúrtha, tír atá ar bheagán acmhainní nádúrthato be poor in spirit bheith bocht ó spiorad 5 adjective indication of pitybocht adj1  c m upoor girl, she didn't stand a chance an cailín bocht, ní raibh seans ar bith aicipoor souls, I thought na créatúir, a dúirt mé liom féin poor old me was left to look after the house fágadh mise i mo chréatúr ag tabhairt aire don teach, cé a fágadh i mbun an tí ach mise, fágadh mise bocht ag coimhéad an tí poor thing an créatúr, an créatúr bocht, an diabhal bocht poor you - I understand how you feel a chréatúir - tuigim duit; a dhuine bhoicht, is mór an díol trua thú
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a poor man's sth

it's just a poor man's Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce don duine bocht é

a poor second

(also

a poor third

) 1 much less of a priority than sth elsethe shopping comes a poor second in my case is in áit na leathphingine atá an tsiopadóireacht i dtaca liomsa dehomework comes a poor second to football is tábhachtaí go mór fada peil ná obair bhaile 2 far behind sb else in race etcshe came in a poor second tháinig sí isteach sa dara háit i bhfad taobh thiar den té a bhuaigh

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