- 1In a way or at a level that is considered inadequate: schools that were performing poorly [as submodifier]: a few poorly articulated wordsMore example sentences
- Government intervention has been in the form of a law that is inadequate and poorly implemented.
- It was that beauty the great poets dream about but describe most poorly and inadequately.
- Many Irish companies communicate poorly and give inadequate feedback to employees.
- 1.1With insufficient money or resources: he lived as poorly as his peasant parishionersMore example sentences
- Yes, these jobs provide work and money but they are poorly paid and usually short term.
- A few have nets, but most are forced to try to make some money as poorly paid day labourers.
- She is angry not that he lives poorly, but that he has given up after she has given him everything.
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- Unwell: she looked poorlyMore example sentences
- I didn't manage too many lengths today but I haven't been for 2 weeks since being poorly sick.
- Zoe Bird, 26, was forced to walk for an hour to reach her home with poorly toddler son Ryan after they were forced to leave the car.
- Jakey on the other hand is poorly due to having an injection.