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poorly

[ poor-lee ]
/ ˈpʊər li /
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adverb
in a poor manner or way: The team played poorly.
adjective
in poor health; somewhat ill: I hear she's been poorly.
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Origin of poorly

First recorded in 1250–1300, poorly is from the Middle English word pourely.See poor, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for poorly

poorly
/ (ˈpʊəlɪ, ˈpɔː-) /

adverb
in a poor way or manner; badly
adjective
(usually postpositive) informal in poor health; rather illshe's poorly today
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