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poorly

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    Definition of poorly in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore poorlySUPmost poorlySUF-ly
    1. ill, unwell, sick.
    2. AdverbCOMmore poorlySUPmost poorly
      1. In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort.
        1. to live poorly
      2. With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage.
        1. to do poorly in business
      3. Meanly; without spirit.
        1. Without skill or merit.
          1. He plays tennis poorly.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Disorganization in tilacoidal membranes, poorly developed chloroplasts (Fig 1E ), and rupture of the nuclear membrane (Fig 1F ), were verified in this progeny.
          • Nick Phipps, who played poorly at scrumhalf last week, has been omitted from the matchday squad released on Thursday.
          • Indeed, SNPs diversity may cover various level of informativity, which remains for the time-being poorly explored at the statistical level, in particular concerning epistatic mutations significance.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The company turfed the concept car because the prototype performed poorly.
          • I don't look at the standings because my team is doing poorly.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Uncomparable adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ly

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en goodly
            2. en coolly
            3. en pools
            4. en portly
            5. en pearly
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of poorly for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "poorly" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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