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Definitions and Synonyms of poorly | Another word for poorly | What is poorly?

Definition 1: (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where poorly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was ill prepared
  • it ill befits a man to betray old friends
  • the car runs badly
  • he performed badly on the exam
  • the team played poorly
  • ill-fitting clothes
  • an ill-conceived plan

Synonyms for poorly in the sense of this definition

(poorly is used in the usage domain ...) a bound form used only in compounds

"`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"

Definition 2: somewhat ill or prone to illness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where poorly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my poor ailing grandmother
  • feeling a bit indisposed today
  • you look a little peaked
  • feeling poorly
  • a sickly child
  • is unwell and can't come to work

Synonyms for poorly in the sense of this definition

(poorly is similar to ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

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