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 for poorly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poorly \Poor"ly\, adv.
     1. In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or
        sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to
        live poorly.
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     2. With little or no success; indifferently; with little
        profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business.
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     3. Meanly; without spirit.
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              Nor is their courage or their wealth so low,
              That from his wars they poorly would retire.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     4. Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.
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     Poorly off, not well off; not rich.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poorly \Poor"ly\, a.
     Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health. "Having been poorly
     in health." --T. Scott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  poorly
      adv 1: (`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, poorly] [ant:
             good, well]
      adj 1: 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, seedy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "poorly":
     abjectly, abominably, ailing, arrantly, atrociously, badly, basely,
     below par, commonly, contemptibly, crudely, despicably, execrably,
     flagrantly, foully, frugally, grossly, heinously, improperly,
     inadeptly, inadequately, inaptly, incapably, incompetently,
     indisposed, inefficiently, ineptly, inexpertly, inferiorly,
     meagerly, meanly, miserably, monstrously, nefariously, obnoxiously,
     odiously, pettily, punily, rotten, scantily, scurvily, shabbily,
     shoddily, sick, slightly, sparely, sparingly, unaptly, undeftly,
     under the weather, undexterously, unfacilely, unfitly,
     unproficiently, unsatisfactorily, unskillfully, unwell, vilely,
     wretchedly
  
  

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