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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adv 1: (`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" [syn: ill, badly, poorly] [ant:
           good, well]
    adj 1: 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" [syn: ailing,
           indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly,
           unwell, under the weather, seedy]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Poorly \Poor"ly\, adv.
   1. In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or
      sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to
      live poorly.
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   2. With little or no success; indifferently; with little
      profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business.
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   3. Meanly; without spirit.
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            Nor is their courage or their wealth so low,
            That from his wars they poorly would retire.
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   4. Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.
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   Poorly off, not well off; not rich.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Poorly \Poor"ly\, a.
   Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health. "Having been poorly
   in health." --T. Scott.
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Thesaurus Results for poorly:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
abjectly, abominably, ailing, arrantly, atrociously, badly, basely, below par, commonly, contemptibly, crudely, despicably, execrably, flagrantly, foully, frugally, grossly, heinously, improperly, inadeptly, inadequately, inaptly, incapably, incompetently, indisposed, inefficiently, ineptly, inexpertly, inferiorly, meagerly, meanly, miserably, monstrously, nefariously, obnoxiously, odiously, pettily, punily, rotten, scantily, scurvily, shabbily, shoddily, sick, slightly, sparely, sparingly, unaptly, undeftly, under the weather, undexterously, unfacilely, unfitly, unproficiently, unsatisfactorily, unskillfully, unwell, vilely, wretchedly
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