Definition of poorly in English:


Line breaks: poor¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːli
, ˈpʊəli


  • 2With insufficient money: he lived as poorly as his peasant parishioners
    More 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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