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    Pitiful

    Hi,

    I want to mean "poor but studious pupils".

    What can be replaced for "poor and studious"?


    1. pitiful
    2. beloved

    Please tell me more words if any. Thanks

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    Re: Pitiful

    Academic leaders who are financially disadvantaged.

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    Re: Pitiful

    Quote Originally Posted by LeUyenHoc View Post
    Hi,

    I want to mean "poor but studious pupils".

    What can be replaced for "poor and studious"?


    1. pitiful
    2. beloved
    Please tell me more words if any. Thanks
    Certainly pitiful and beloved are not good choices.

    "Financially disadvantaged but hungry/eager/ambitious/ to learn/study"

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    Re: Pitiful

    Quote Originally Posted by LeUyenHoc View Post
    Hi,

    I want to mean "poor but studious pupils".

    What can be replaced for "poor and studious"?


    1. pitiful
    2. beloved

    Please tell me more words if any. Thanks
    Dear LeUyenHoc:

    I don't think there is a single word to express 'poor but studious'. Neither of your choices will do the job. If you absolutely must use only one word, you could try 'deserving'. If I were you, I'd stay with 'poor but studious' or poor but hardworking', or 'poor but dedicated to their studies'.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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    Re: Pitiful

    Dear konungursvia, Searching for language and pyoung,

    Thank you very much for your suggestions.

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    I understand the difference between "poor and studious pupils" and "poor but studious pupils" like this:

    1. "poor and studious pupils": There are two kinds of pupils, the poor and the studious and they are basically different (certainly the intersection is not empty).

    2. "poor but studious pupils": This is only one kink, pupils who are both poor and studious.

    Please tell me if I am right

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    Re: Pitiful

    Is there any idea for this?

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