♦ poor

♦ poor
♦ poor /pʊə(r), pɔ:(r)/
a.
1 povero (anche fig.); bisognoso; indigente; meschino; misero; disgraziato; infelice: poor soil, terreno povero; the poor old man, il povero vecchio; a poor man, un pover'uomo, un poveretto; (anche) un (uomo) povero; That is a poor consolation, è una misera (o magra) consolazione; poor little boy!, povero bambino!; a poor excuse, una scusa meschina
2 cattivo; brutto; mediocre, scadente; scarso: poor health, cattiva salute; poor quality, cattiva qualità; a poor match, una brutta partita; (sport) a poor player, un giocatore mediocre; His English is very poor, il suo inglese è assai scadente; a poor crop, un raccolto scarso; poor weather, brutto tempo
3 deficiente; insufficiente; debole; difettoso: poor eyesight, vista debole; poor finishing, rifinitura insufficiente
● (collett.) the poor, i poveri □ a poor body, un corpo debole, emaciato, sparuto □ poor box, cassetta delle elemosine (in chiesa) □ (stor.) poor-house, ricovero di mendicità; ospizio □ (stor.) the poor law, la legge per l'assistenza ai poveri □ poor memory, memoria corta □ (anche fig.) poor relation, parente povero □ a poor salary, uno stipendio basso □ poor-spirited, pusillanime; vile; scoraggiato, avvilito □ (sport, ecc.) poor timing, mancanza di tempismo □ as poor as a church mouse, povero in canna; poverissimo □ to be a poor loser, non saper perdere □ to cut a poor figure, avere un aspetto misero; sfigurare; fare una magra figura □ to have a poor ear for music, non avere orecchio (musicale) □ to have a poor time, passarsela male; non divertirsi affatto □ to take a poor view of st., disapprovare qc.You poor thing!, poverino!; poverina!

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