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Poorly

poorly
1. In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly.
2. With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business.
3. Meanly; without spirit. Nor is their courage or their wealth so low, That from his wars they poorly would retire. (Dryden)
4. Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly. Poorly off, not well off; not rich.


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