Poorly off
Poorly Poor"ly, adv. 1. In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly. [1913 Webster]

2. With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business. [1913 Webster]

3. Meanly; without spirit. [1913 Webster]

Nor is their courage or their wealth so low, That from his wars they poorly would retire. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly. [1913 Webster]

{Poorly off}, not well off; not rich. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • poorly — 1. adverb the text is poorly written Syn: badly, imperfectly, incompetently, crudely, shoddily, inadequately 2. adjective she felt poorly Syn: ill, unwell, not very well, ailing, indisposed, out of sorts …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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