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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 poor·ly /ˈpʊrli, ˈpor-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poor·ly, adv.
 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.
 Nor is their courage or their wealth so low,
 That from his wars they poorly would retire.   --Dryden.
 4. Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.
 Poorly off, not well off; not rich.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poor·ly, a. Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health. “Having been poorly in health.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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" [syn: ailing,
             indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell,
             under the weather]
      adv : (`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" [syn: ill, badly]
            [ant: well]