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Definition of poorly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈpɔrli//
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  1. 1in a way that is not good enough synonym badly
  2. 2 a poorly attended meeting (= at which there are not many people) poorly designed The job is relatively poorly paid. Our candidate fared poorly in the election (= did not get many votes). The movie is poorly acted. Healthcare in the capital compares poorly with that in the rest of the country.