Poor"ly, adv.

1.

In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly.

2.

With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business.

3.

Meanly; without spirit.

Nor is their courage or their wealth so low, That from his wars they poorly would retire. Dryden.

4.

Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.

Poorly off, not well off; not rich.

 

© Webster 1913.


Poor"ly, a.

Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health.

"Having been poorly in health."

T. Scott.

 

© Webster 1913.

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