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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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#43315sparsely
#50388inadequately
#53249insufficiently
#154702mischievously

How to use poorly in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Borochoff:

    There is a difference between what is legal and what is ethical. Unfortunately some of what these poorly preforming charities are doing is technically still within the law, we've been giving the Cancer Fund of American an 'F' grade since 1993.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran.

  3. Justin Paperny:

    The same thing could happen to Harvey Weinstein if Harvey Weinstein feels threatened, and if Harvey Weinstein were to do that, it would reflect poorly on Harvey Weinstein, and it could really end badly.

  4. Paul Olsen:

    This a remarkable find providing unprecedented detail for a previously poorly understood phase of feather evolution.

  5. Tessa Dare:

    Sexism, society is primed to view anything produced by women for women as lesser, and there's always been an assumption that romance is frivolous, poorly written, and holds little appeal for men. Bridgerton's success is proving all those assumptions false.


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