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Definition of 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.
  4. Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.
  5. Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health.

Poorly Quotations

Life is about having a good time, and it was a good time. We did some things well and some things poorly, but that was always the case.
Norman Lear

Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader.
Robert Baden-Powell

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
Soren Kierkegaard

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
Jim Rohn

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
Daniel Barenboim
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Poorly Translations

poorly in Spanish is pobremente
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