Definition of Poorly

1. Adjective. Somewhat ill or prone to illness. "Is unwell and can't come to work"

Exact synonyms: Ailing, Indisposed, Peaked, Seedy, Sickly, Under The Weather, Unwell
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Unwellness



2. Adverb. ('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well. "An ill-conceived plan"
Exact synonyms: Badly, Ill
Language type: Combining Form
Antonyms: Well
Partainyms: Poor

Definition of Poorly

1. adv. In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly.

2. a. Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health.

Definition of Poorly

1. Adverb. in a poor manner ¹

2. Adjective. ill, unwell, sick ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poorly

1. in a poor manner [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poorly

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poorboy
poorboys
poore
poorer
poorest
poorhouse
poorhouses
poori
pooris
poorish
poorism
poorlier
poorliest
poorliness
poorly (current term)
poorly(p)
poormouth
poormouthed
poormouthing
poormouths
poorness
poornesses
poort
poortith
poortiths
poorts
poorwill
poorwills
poos

Literary usage of Poorly

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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1903)
"their dense and poorly-paid population, is no criterion by which to jadee what is wise or possible in ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"... level of the country, yet their side streamlets are small, and much of the inter-stream surface is poorly dissected and but slightly changed from Fig. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"Though extremely industrious, Wright was poorly remunerated forhis work, and during his later years received a small pension from the Watercolour Society. ..."

4. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"LEGER MORAL EFFECT OF THE TWO BLOWS GIVEN TO THE ENEMY BRIGHTENING PROSPECTS IN THE AMERICAN CAMP ARRIVAL OF GATES MAGNANIMOUS CONDUCT OF SCHUYLER—poorly ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Heavy poorly drained soils should be avoided. It also thrives on sands. Site and elevation. The type of peach-growing business one expects to engage in has ..."

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