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Synonyms for poorly
ˈpʊər li

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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"

    Antonyms:
    well

  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"

    Synonyms:
    mischievously, badly, severely, bad, disadvantageously, ill, gravely, naughtily, seriously

    Antonyms:
    well

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    badly, bad, weakly, evil, wrong, sparsely, little, insufficiently, hurt, inadequately, mal, thinly, ill, improperly, low

How to pronounce poorly?

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How to say poorly in sign language?

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#841bad
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#4587seriously
#5093hurt
#9700badly
#10329poorly
#11616severely
#14611mal
#21801weakly
#22598improperly
#32769thinly
#40402gravely
#43315sparsely
#50388inadequately
#53249insufficiently
#154702mischievously

How to use poorly in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    It's too bad what's happening with Iran. It's going to hell, doing poorly, practically broke, they are broke.

  2. Isaac Asimov:

    Science can be introduced to children well or poorly. If poorly, children can be turned away from science; they can develop a lifelong antipathy; they will be in a far worse condition than if they had never been introduced to science at all.

  3. President Obama:

    -- July 29 tweetFacts First: Baltimore does not have the worst economic numbers in the United States, though it does rank poorly by several measures.Baltimore had the fourth-worst unemployment rate of major cities in 2018, but its 5.7% rate was substantially better than that of last-place Detroit, which was at 9.0%. In 2017, the Baltimore metropolitan area (which includes more than the city of Baltimore, on which Trump was focusing his attacks) ranked 19th in the country in gross domestic product out of 383 areas studied. The city of Baltimore had a 22.4% poverty rate over the 2013-2017 period, well ahead of such cities as Detroit (37.9%), Bloomington, Indiana (37.5%), and Laredo, Texas (30.6%).Baltimore did have the highest homicide rate of any major city in 2017, so Trump was accurate in his claim about crime.Obama's recordObama and energy -- August 1 rally in CincinnatiFacts First: Obama did encourage the use of renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels, but he didn't try to.

  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. Nick Phin:

    This person has been isolated and we are taking a highly precautionary approach to ensure that all contacts are traced, the fact that only one of the fifty contacts of the initial monkeypox-infected patient has been infected shows how poorly infectious the virus is.


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