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What is another word for poorly?

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In a way or manner characterized by a lack of resources, especially financially
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“But, having lived poorly for days, each felt that intensely fearful desire to eat which only the really famishing can ever fully comprehend.”
In a way that is unsatisfactory or inadequate
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“In some schools, according to the Times, poorly performing students are encouraged to drop out.”
Without expending much money
In a humble manner
Adverb for having below average income or lacking money to sufficiently live comfortably
“After Larry's company had the misfortune of going under, he became poor.”
(environment) Adverb for lacking in something essential for growth
“Our study shows that treating the poor soil with torrefied biomass improves a variety of factors that ultimately lead to greater plant growth.”
(attributive to a person or animal) Adverb for marked by pity or sympathy
“The poor boy lost his way after meandering away from his mother in the busy shopping center.”
Sick or unwell in health
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“He's in a very poorly state, apparently, and the prospect of a good recovery doesn't look too hopeful.”
Lacking physical strength, especially due to illness or age
Defective in some way
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