American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health; unwell.
- In a poor manner or condition. In indigence or want of the conveniences and comforts of life: as, to live poorly.
- With little or no success; insufficiently; defectively: as, poorly constructed; poorly adapted to the purpose.
- Humbly; without spirit; ignobly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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)
“TATTON: In this fundraising video to his supporters, he says that liberals are trying to silence him as he attempts to speak out against what he calls a poorly conceived plan.”
“In it, Congressman Wilson tells them that the liberals are trying to silence him, he says, trying to stop him from speaking out on what he calls a poorly conceived plan.”
“There are here," he reports, "about twenty-five hundred men, five hundred of them sick, the greatest part of them what they call poorly; they bury from five to eight daily, and officers in proportion; extremely indolent, and dirty to a degree.”
“According to Mr. Derfner, he was fired by the newspaper even after he had published a lengthy apology on his personal Web site for what he described as a poorly worded attempt to shock Israelis into considering the possibility that the continued occupation of Palestinian land seized by Israel provokes terror attacks.”
“Al-Ajili said he feared people would blame what he described as poorly armed policemen and soldiers for the lack of security.”
“White House advisers and other Democrats in Washington had already begun making excuses for what they called a poorly run campaign on Ms Coakley's part.”
“SAIA Motor Freight, which owned the truck, said in a statement that the report "failed to give appropriate consideration to a number of critically important factors," including what it called a poorly designed and maintained tunnel.”
“But he also said he suspects that he and others have been targeted by Gonzalez over their opposition to Proposition 7, which he called a poorly written measure.”
“Mr. Kulov, a former interior minister who speaks Kyrgyz poorly, is also seen by some ethnic minorities as the guarantor against resurgent Kyrgyz nationalism.”
“Swamp forest grows in poorly drained areas, dominated by Syzygium rowlandii, Podocarpus usambarensis, Agauria salicifolia, and Anthocleista grandiflora.”
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