The New Zealand Oxford Mini Thesaurus 2005


Produced in a compact and portable format with a durable flexicover, this thesaurus is compiled especially for the New Zealand market. Alphabetically organised in a modern thesaurus format, it contains more than 150,000 similar and related words to choose from. Distinctive New Zealand English words, such as bach with both its senses, and terms from te reo Māori, such as karakia, are included. Parts of speech are clearly labelled and written in full. Labels such as informal, slang and poetic are used, with distinctive identification for New Zealand and Australian English words and phrases.

Under poor (adjective) with its five senses, you will find 1. bankrupt, broke, destitute, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, skint, stony-broke, 2. deficient, lacking, low, wanting, 3. barren, infertile, sterile, unproductive, useless, 4. bad, crummy, defective, faulty, imperfect, inadequate, inferior, mediocre, rotten, rubbishy, second-rate, shoddy, slipshod, substandard, unsatisfactory, 5. hapless, miserable, pathetic, sorry, unfortunate, unlucky, wretched.