Definition of poorness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

poorness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrnəs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈpʊənəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊrnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the state of lacking a good quality or feature The poorness of the land makes farming impossible.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poorness