Definition and Meanings for poorly

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Poorly is ranked 13,356 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of poorly

adverb, adjective


Meaning of poorly


as adverb

  • in a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly.
  • with little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business.
  • meanly; without spirit.
  • without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.

as adjective

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