lowly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lowly

(adj) low or inferior in station or quality
Synonyms : humble , low , modest , small
Example Sentence
  • a humble cottage
  • a lowly parish priest
  • a modest man of the people
  • small beginnings
(adj) inferior in rank or status
Example Sentence
  • the junior faculty
  • a lowly corporal
  • petty officialdom
  • a subordinate functionary
(adj) used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
Synonyms : humble , menial
(adj) of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
Synonyms : base , baseborn , humble
Example Sentence
  • baseborn wretches with dirty faces
  • of humble (or lowly) birth

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