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English adjective: lowly

1. lowly low or inferior in station or quality


SamplesA humble cottage.
A lowly parish priest.
A modest man of the people.
Small beginnings.


Synonymshumble, low, modest, small


Similarinferior


Antonymssuperior

2. lowly inferior in rank or status


SamplesThe junior faculty.
A lowly corporal.
Petty officialdom.
A subordinate functionary.


Synonymsjunior-grade, lower-ranking, petty, secondary, subaltern


Similarjunior


Antonymssenior

3. lowly used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)


Synonymshumble, menial


Similarunskilled


Antonymsskilled

4. lowly of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)


SamplesBaseborn wretches with dirty faces.
Of humble (or lowly) birth.


Synonymsbase, baseborn, humble


Similarlowborn


Antonymsnoble









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