poorish

poor·ish

 (po͝or′ĭsh)
adj.
Somewhat poor.
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poorish

(ˈpʊərɪʃ; ˈpɔːrɪʃ)
adj
rather poor
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References in classic literature ?
Never mind your being poorish as yet; there's money in your head-piece as there's money i' the sown field, but it must ha' time.
Macerinus, a diminutive, means leanish, poorish, out of case.
There may be a poorish few not wrong, savin' where they make out the people too good, for there be folk that do think a balm-bowl be like the sea, if only it be their own.
"I never did like the story, a little bit ashamed, I 'm afraid; but when we talked it over last night, it struck me in a new light, and I understood why father took the failure so well, and seems so contented with this poorish place.
But the old woman plucked up heart again, for she was so thoroughly shriveled and wrinkled that she thought they would think her a poorish sort of diet.
The first 4 miles of the road very bad made with stones broken into such large pieces, or paved as it were with them so roughly, we were obliged to walk all the way and still were shocked and jolted - the country too bleak & dreary & uninteresting, the mountains receding too far - yet a few little cottages or poorish little farm house" Blaenau Ffestiniog "The lake the village of Ffestiniog whence the vale is commonly named by tourists - the clock here is 30 minutes from that at Tan y Bwlch.
On the contrary, what he calls "Old" or "Merrie England," the Cotswolds of "quaint highways and byways" where tourists pay "a stiff price for a poorish dinner, an inconvenient bedroom and lukewarm water" (1997, 321-23), was still very much in evidence as he traveled the country.
"It kept all our bowlers fresh and we came back a lot harder later on after a poorish start.
"In the second half the lads used the ball well, but we had a few poorish wides and they were maintaining a three point cushion up to the closing 20 minutes.
Despite a poorish run in the National, he should be forgiven with conditions too quick.
After three poorish rounds, it was time for graphic designer Howard to go home.
"It was through education and taking my opportunities I climbed out of something that could be described as a poorish background and eventually came to success in business.