n.1.The quality or state of being poorly; ill health.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Get into bed, lie there, doze, roll around in your own feeble poorliness, read a bit, cough as loudly as you like, doze again.
Last time I went to see him with a non-specific feeling of general poorliness, he agreed to do a blood test, but only if I promised I wouldn't ask for another one within the next month.
If symptoms develop they may include visual disturbance, severe headache, general poorliness and pain, with or without vomiting.