wealthy vs poor

wealthy

Definitions

adjective

  1. having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

Examples

With the usual prerogative of the wealthy classes, he tended to choose doctors with a reputation for having studied some topics in greater detail than usual.

Very wealthy people don't like to be questioned about whether they can support a cheque.

On paper, we're a one-person-one-vote nation; in reality, we're more than a bit of an oligarchy, in which a handful of wealthy people dominate.

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poor

Definitions

adjective

  1. characterized by or indicating poverty
  2. having little money or few possessions
  3. of insufficient quantity to meet a need
  4. deserving or inciting pity
  5. lacking in quality or substances

noun

  1. people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)

Examples

The poor bugger has nowhere else to sleep.

Though serfs were freed in 1864, they remained poor sharecroppers and staged a massive peasant uprising in 1907.

With no warning signs on either side and under poor lighting, the road is a death trap for motorists.

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