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