Definition of 'poorly'
Example sentences containing 'poorly'
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These have damaged an already poorly performing economy. The Sun (2016)Often, there are good clinical reasons for shutting poorly performing units. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We initially went into a tailspin - we thought it was a poorly designed experiment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Millions of savers are opting to overpay their mortgage instead of putting money into poorly performing savings accounts, brokers report. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That said, rental properties are often unloved and poorly equipped as landlords have little incentive to make them great places to live. The Sun (2016)A brutal price war in the roofing and building insulation industry has claimed the head of one of its biggest players after a poorly received profit warning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This measurement of the depth and reach of the internet in commerce and society also shows that the UK performs relatively poorly in terms of infrastructure. Computing (2010)Trustees need to hold their managers accountable for poorly performing investments. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For the first time you could see just how poorly she was. The Sun (2008)He recommends identifying and avoiding poorly governed companies rather than identifying countries with higher economic growth. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some are poorly received at the time and go on to grow in stature. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Too many of the clinicians were poorly trained in palliative care. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet poorly designed policy is worse than no policy at all. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These are poorly equipped and suffer from low productivity. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)It was a massive change and with implications still poorly understood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The bonds can also have high charges and the underlying investments have often performed poorly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Soon he was too poorly to train. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Human beings are poorly designed for the job. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The rebels seem poorly equipped and demoralised. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Cricket will still be poorly administered and commercial considerations will still be paramount. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Creativity can also turn a poorly designed building into a more effective ministry tool. Christianity Today (2000)Many are poorly equipped for the conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So much sporting talk is a description of what the viewer has just seen poorly disguised as insight. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Low attainment at some poorly performing schools is the most powerful variable stopping some able individuals entering selective universities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So it was no surprise the second series was so poorly received after the pair bowed out due to new storylines. The Sun (2016)All this seems rather poorly timed. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The hours of work are Just poorly distributed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was little damage to the other car but a rather poorly Panda. The Sun (2013)The film was so poorly received that Lean abandoned directing for more than a decade. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This suggests that staff are poorly trained, or they are being encouraged to deflect complaints. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The virus was discovered 30 years ago but is still poorly understood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Whether the economy performs well or poorly, a serious gap looms between housing supply and demand. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'poorly'
British English: poorly /ˈpʊəlɪ; ˈpɔː-/ ADJECTIVE
If someone is poorly, they are ill.
You look very poorly.
- American English: unwell
- Arabic: مَرِيض
- Brazilian Portuguese: indisposto
- Chinese: 生病的
- Croatian: bolestan
- Czech: indisponovaný
- Danish: dårligt
- Dutch: minnetjes
- European Spanish: enfermo
- Finnish: huonokuntoinen
- French: malade
- German: krank
- Greek: φτωχικός
- Italian: malandato
- Japanese: 体調が悪い
- Korean: 건강이 나쁜
- Norwegian: dårlig
- Polish: cierpiący
- European Portuguese: indisposto
- Romanian: răureferitor la o boala
- Russian: бедно
- Spanish: mal a medias
- Swedish: krasslig
- Thai: ไม่ค่อยสบาย
- Turkish: acemice
- Ukrainian: хворий
- Vietnamese: ốm
Definition of poorly from the Collins English Dictionary
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