Definition of poorly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɔːli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊrli//
; BrE BrE//ˈpʊəli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrli//
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in a way that is not good enough synonym badly 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. Health care in the capital compares poorly with that in the rest of the country.