Definition of speak well/poorly forchiefly US
- It speaks well for the company that it donates so much money to local charities.
- The test results speak poorly for our school system.
: to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice : talk
: to express thoughts, opinions, or feelings orally
: to extend a greeting
used to form especially nonce words denoting a particular kind of jargon
: an issue of water from the earth : a pool fed by a spring
: source, origin
: a pit or hole sunk into the earth to reach a supply of water
: to rise to the surface and usually flow forth
: to rise like a flood of liquid
: to emit in a copious free flow
: in a good or proper manner : justly, rightly
: satisfactorily with respect to conduct or action
: in a kindly or friendly manner
used to indicate resumption of discourse or to introduce a remark
used to express surprise or expostulation
: prosperous, well-off
: being in satisfactory condition or circumstances
: being in good standing or favor
: in a poor condition or manner
: somewhat ill : indisposed
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