from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a poor manner. See Usage Note at poor.
- adj. Chiefly Southern U.S. In poor health; ill: feeling poorly. See Usage Note at bad1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. in a poor manner
- adj. ill, unwell, sick
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort.
- adv. With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage.
- adv. Meanly; without spirit.
- adv. Without skill or merit.
- adj. Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health; unwell.
- In a poor manner or condition.
- With little or no success; insufficiently; defectively: as, poorly constructed; poorly adapted to the purpose.
- Humbly; without spirit; ignobly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
- adj. somewhat ill or prone to illness
poor + -ly (Wiktionary)