AskDefine | Define poorly

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poorly adj : somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work" [syn: ailing, indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell, under the weather] adv : (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan" [syn: ill, badly] [ant: well]

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Adverb

  1. in a poor manner

Adjective

  1. ill, unwell, sick

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