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



BrE BrE//ˈpɔːli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊrli//
; BrE BrE//ˈpʊəli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrli//
Being ill
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[not usually before noun] (British English, informal) ill/sick She felt poorly. According to a hospital spokesman, his condition is said to be poorly, but stable. I’m sorry you’ve been feeling poorly. See related entries: Being ill