Definition of poorness:
penuriousness, starvation, meagerness, thinness, scantiness, necessity, beggary, exiguity, neediness, destituteness, impoverishment, impecuniousness, pauperisation, impecuniosity, poverty, scantness, need, leanness, meagreness, spareness, pauperization.
adversity (part of speech: noun)
- hard luck,
- bad luck,
- hard times,
- rainy day,
- poverty (part of speech: noun)
- "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.
- "The Practice and Science Of Drawing", Harold Speed.
- "As It Was in the Beginning", Philip Verrill Mighels.