What does poorly mean?

Definitions for poorly
ˈpʊər lipoor·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word poorly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ailing, indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedy(adverb)

    somewhat ill or prone to illness

    "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"

  2. ill, badly, poorly(adverb)

    (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well

    "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"


  1. poorly(Adverb)

    in a poor manner

  2. poorly(Adjective)

    ill, unwell, sick

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poorly(adverb)

    in a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly

  2. Poorly(adverb)

    with little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business

  3. Poorly(adverb)

    meanly; without spirit

  4. Poorly(adverb)

    without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly

  5. Poorly(adj)

    somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poorly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poorly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of poorly in a Sentence

  1. Jose Daniel Ferrer:

    It's a little gift ahead of the Obama visit for those seven. The other four, we were not were not even offered this little present because, according to the regime, those seven behave well and the four of us behave poorly, something we reject.

  2. Tom Orlowsky:

    This has been poorly handled and a lot of it could have been eliminated, i can't help but think that that's going to be a big thing in this election. It affected people's lives and it didn't have to be this way.

  3. Kathleen Smith:

    The valuation has to be very reasonable for the public market at this point in time, we Company have seen the results of some other money-losing companies such as Uber and Lyft and how We Company're trading so poorly.

  4. Ben Rogoff:

    There will be a lot of companies that are poorly positioned for the cloud that are going to call out Brexit as a timely excuse for their own problems, let's be clear here: This uncertainty is taking place against a backdrop of growth that has been disappointing anyway. These firms will blame Brexit for their own misexecution.

  5. Tomas Toranzo:

    The explosion of cases in Spain is not normal ... it has been very poorly managed since the beginning, the coronavirus infection was underestimated, treated like a mild flu, and it seemed that this would only affect a few elderly.

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