Poorly

Definition of Poorly

Poor´ly
adv.1.In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly.
2.With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business.
3.Meanly; without spirit.
Nor is their courage or their wealth so low,
That from his wars they poorly would retire.
- Dryden.
4.Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.
Poorly off
not well off; not rich.
a.1.Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health.

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