poorly


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poor·ly

 (po͝or′lē)
adv.
In a poor manner. See Usage Note at poor.
adj. Chiefly Southern US
In poor health; ill: feeling poorly. See Usage Note at bad1.

poorly

(ˈpʊəlɪ; ˈpɔː-)
adv
in a poor way or manner; badly
adj
(usually postpositive) informal in poor health; rather ill: she's poorly today.

poor•ly

(ˈpʊər li)

adv.
1. in a poor manner or way: to write poorly.
adj.
2. in poor health; somewhat ill.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.poorly - somewhat ill or prone to illnesspoorly - 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"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
Adv.1.poorly - (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory mannerpoorly - (`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"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"

poorly

adjective
1. (Informal) ill, sick, ailing, unwell, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), seedy (informal), below par, out of sorts, off colour, under the weather (informal), indisposed, feeling rotten (informal) I've just phoned Julie and she's still poorly.
ill well, fit, healthy, in good health, in the pink, hale and hearty

poorly

adjective
Chiefly Regional. Suffering from or affected with an illness:
Informal: laid up.
Translations
بِرداءَه، بصورَةٍ سَيِّئَهمَريضمَرِيض
indisponovanýnemocnýuboze
dårligtsyg
huonokuntoinen
bolestan
illa, lélegalasinn
体調が悪い
건강이 나쁜
bornoslabo
krasslig
ไม่ค่อยสบาย
acemicehastakötü/fena bir şekilde
ốm

poorly

[ˈpʊəlɪ]
A. ADV
1. (= badly) [designed, equipped] → mal
the shares have performed poorlyel rendimiento de las acciones ha sido bajo
to do poorly she did poorly in historysacó mala nota en historia
she did poorly at schoolsacaba malas notas en el colegio
the room/road was poorly litla habitación/la carretera estaba mal iluminada
the job was poorly paidel trabajo estaba mal pagado
he was poorly paidle pagaban poco
his army was poorly trainedsu ejército estaba poco capacitado
2. (= meagrely, shabbily) → pobremente
to be poorly dressedir pobremente vestido
B. ADJ (esp Brit) (= ill) → enfermo
to be/feel poorlyestar/encontrarse mal, estar/encontrarse pachucho or malucho
to look poorlytener mal aspecto

poorly

[ˈpʊərli ˈpɔːrli]
adv
(= low) [paid] → mal
(= badly) [trained, designed, equipped, understood] → mal; [furnished, finished] → mal; [perform, play, fare, sell] → mal
He did poorly at school
BUT Il n'a pas fait de bonnes études.
poorly attended
The classes were poorly attended → Les cours étaient peu fréquentés.
The meetings were poorly attended → Peu de gens assistaient aux réunions.
poorly performing adj [hospital, social service] → où la prestation de services est médiocre; [school] → dont les résultats sont médiocres; [company] → dont les résultats sont médiocres; [shares, trust] → dont le rendement est médiocre
adjsouffrant(e), malade
She's poorly → Elle est souffrante.
to look poorly → avoir l'air souffrant

poorly

adv
arm; dressed, furnishedärmlich; poorly offschlecht gestellt; her husband left her very poorly offihr Mann ließ sie in sehr ärmlichen Verhältnissen zurück
(= badly)schlecht; (= inadequately) supported, understoodschlecht, unzureichend; poorly-attendedschlecht besucht; poorly-designedschlecht konstruiert, nicht genügend durchdacht; poorly-educatedohne (ausreichende) Schulbildung; poorly-equippedschlecht ausgerüstet; poorly-litschlecht or schwach beleuchtet; poorly-paidschlecht bezahlt; poorly-trainedschlecht ausgebildet, ungeschult; poorly-ventilatedschlecht gelüftet; to do poorly (at something) (→ in etw dat) → schwach or schlecht abschneiden; we’re rather poorly off for staff/new ideaswir haben einen ziemlichen Mangel an Personal/neuen Ideen
adj pred (Brit: = ill) → schlecht, krank, elend; to be or feel poorlysich schlecht etc fühlen

poorly

[ˈpʊəlɪ]
1. adv (badly) → male
a poorly paid job → un lavoro mal retribuito
a poorly furnished room → una stanza arredata squallidamente
to be poorly off → non avere molti soldi
2. adj (ill) → indisposto/a
I'm a bit poorly today → oggi mi sento poco bene

poor

(puə) adjective
1. having little money or property. She is too poor to buy clothes for the children; the poor nations of the world.
2. not good; of bad quality. His work is very poor; a poor effort.
3. deserving pity. Poor fellow!
ˈpoorness noun
ˈpoorly adverb
not well; badly. a poorly written essay.
adjective
ill. He is very poorly.

poorly

مَرِيض indisponovaný dårligt krank φτωχικός enfermo, mal huonokuntoinen malade bolestan malandato 体調が悪い 건강이 나쁜 minnetjes dårlig cierpiący indisposto бедно krasslig ไม่ค่อยสบาย acemice ốm 生病的

poorly

adv mal
References in classic literature ?
Aunt and Flo were poorly all the way, and liked to be let alone, so when I had done what I could for them, I went and enjoyed myself.
Shimerda was a good housewife in her own country, but she managed poorly under new conditions: the conditions were bad enough, certainly!
Pontellier had saved her that disagreeable mission, for which she was so poorly fitted.
In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another, she took the baby on her arm, and with a burning blush, and yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed, looked around at her townspeople and neighbours.
But poorly could I withstand them, much as in other moods I was almost ready to smile at the solemn whimsicalities of that outlandish prophet of the wharves.
Then, of course, it was impossible for any one to get to work with dry feet; and this was bad for men that were poorly clad and shod, and still worse for women and children.
If I did not sit, the man would perceive that we were only pretending to be equals -- and playing the deception pretty poorly, too.
Riverboro being poorly furnished with beaux, she intended to have as good a time during her four years at Wareham as circumstances would permit.
If it was not for the drawback of her illnessbut I am afraid we must expect to see her grown thin, and looking very poorly.
You consider the matter," said Elinor, "exactly as a good mind and a sound understanding must consider it; and I dare say you perceive, as well as myself, not only in this, but in many other circumstances, reason enough to be convinced that your marriage must have involved you in many certain troubles and disappointments, in which you would have been poorly supported by an affection, on his side, much less certain.
And yet it is poorly learnt; for this morning she announced, as a piece of appalling intelligence, that I had actually succeeded in making her hate me
The room was small, close, and very poorly furnished.