Etymology
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poorness (n.)

c. 1300, pouernesse, "poverty, hardship, need; state, condition, or quality of being poor," from poor (adj.) + -ness.

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Definitions of poorness

poorness (n.)
the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions;
Synonyms: poverty / impoverishment
poorness (n.)
less than adequate;
the relative poorness of New England farmland
poorness (n.)
the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot;
Synonyms: meagerness / meagreness / leanness / scantiness / scantness / exiguity
poorness (n.)
the quality of being poorly made or maintained;
she was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography
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