from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being poorly; ill health.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being poorly; ill health.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being poorly; ill health.


poorly +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • Ancelotti is clearly willing to risk the outside possibility of some on-pitch poorliness. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Fake poorliness rises by 20 per cent during leading sporting fixtures, and is highest in the public sector: NHS employees and social care workers typically take off more than twelve days each a year, and police and probation officers just under ten (hotel and restaurant workers in the private sector take fewer than five).

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