poorly

[ poo r-lee ]
/ ˈpʊər li /

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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