adverb poor·ly \ˈpr-lē, ˈpr-\

: in a poor or bad manner : in a way that is not good or satisfactory

Full Definition of POORLY

:  in a poor condition or manner; especially :  in an inferior or imperfect way :  badly <sang poorly>

Examples of POORLY

  1. <he tends to perform poorly on standardized tests>

First Known Use of POORLY

13th century

Rhymes with POORLY


adjective poor·ly

: somewhat ill


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