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poorly

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adverb poor·ly \ˈpu̇r-lē, ˈpȯr-\

Definition of poorly

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

Examples of poorly in a sentence

  1. he tends to perform poorly on standardized tests

13th Century

First Known Use of poorly

13th century


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poorly

adjective poor·ly

Definition of poorly

  1. :  somewhat ill :  indisposed

Examples of poorly in a sentence

  1. she stayed home because she was feeling poorly

1570

First Known Use of poorly

1570




POORLY Defined for English Language Learners

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poorly

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adverb poor·ly \ˈpu̇r-lē, ˈpȯr-\

Definition of poorly for English Language Learners

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


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poorly

adjective poor·ly

Definition of poorly for English Language Learners

  • : somewhat ill



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