desolate (part of speech: adjective)
forsaken, outside the gates, vagabond, unhoused, wandering, exiled, disinherited, left to shift for oneself, unwelcome, abandoned, vagrant, having no home, outcast, friendless, beyond the pale, uncared-for, displaced, unplaced, itinerant, estranged, houseless, without a country, derelict, banished, unestablished
poor (part of speech: adjective)
distressed, impoverished, penniless, bereft, hand-to-mouth, squalid, poor, busted, beggarly, pauper, shabby, destitute, down-and-out, bankrupt, dilapidated, poverty-stricken, penurious, scruffy, have-not, embarrassed
- " I am foolish, I know," said Mary, " but I just feel homeless without any relatives here in Scotland. - "White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor", A. J. Bueltmann.
- Such distracting mismanagement in the nursery is enough to make a homeless wanderer of any father. - "Bird-Neighbors", Blanchan, Neltje.
- I stand here," he went on, with a gesture that was not without grandeur, " alone and homeless, to- day; I do not know where I shall lie to- night. - "The Red Cockade", Stanley J. Weyman.