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Synonyms for poorly
ˈpʊər lipoor·ly

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  1. ailing, indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedyadverb

    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, poorlyadverb

    (`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

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#50388inadequately
#53249insufficiently
#154702mischievously

How to use poorly in a sentence?

  1. David Knight:

    Many of these devices are poorly protected at best and consumers have virtually no way to detect or fix infections when they do occur, enterprises may find distributed attacks increasing as more and more of these devices come on-line and attackers find additional ways to exploit them.

  2. William Linder:

    Violent extremists have extended their areas of control and have enhanced their ability to generate income through gold – while state actors remain poorly positioned to do anything about it, failure to fix this problem now will only deepen and help spread the Sahel crisis.

  3. Jared Isaacman:

    The psychological aspect is one area where you can't compromise because... there were obviously circumstances that happened up there where if you had somebody that didn't have that mental toughness and started to react poorly, that really could've brought down the whole mission.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    Over the next day or so I started to feel really poorly, much worse than in the first go around.

  5. Roger Severino:

    The pro-life movement should rejoice with how the SCOTUS oral argument went, i count six votes upholding the Mississippi law and 5 to 6 directly overturning Roe. Only Sotomayor defended the more extreme arguments of the pro-abortion side (and poorly).


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