Associations to the word «Poorly»

Wiktionary

POORLY, adverb. In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort.
POORLY, adverb. With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage.
POORLY, adverb. Meanly; without spirit.
POORLY, adverb. Without skill or merit.
POORLY, adjective. Ill, unwell, sick

Dictionary definition

POORLY, adverb. (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan".
POORLY, adjective. Somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne