poorly definition

  • adverb:
    • In an unhealthy fashion. See Usage Note at poor.
    • in an unhealthy manner
    • In an undesirable manner or problem; without plenty, or sufficiency, or appropriate provision for convenience.
    • With little or no success; indifferently; with little to no revenue or advantage.
    • Meanly; without nature.
    • Without skill or quality.
    • (`ill' is often used as a combining type) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; perhaps not well
  • adjective:
    • Chiefly Southern U.S. In poor health; sick: feeling defectively. See Usage Note at bad1.
    • sick, unwell, ill
    • notably ill; indisposed; not in health.
    • notably sick or at risk of disease
  • others:
    • significantly sick; indisposed; maybe not in wellness; unwell.
    • In an undesirable manner or condition.
    • with little to no or no success; insufficiently; defectively: as, badly built; badly adjusted toward purpose.
    • Humbly; without character; ignobly.

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