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pronunciation:
lo
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: lower, lowest
definition 1: close to the ground or bottom; not high.
She sat on a low stool, milking a cow.The horse easily jumped over the low bar.
synonyms:
short
antonyms:
high, lofty
similar words:
inferior, knee-high, lower, shallow, small, squat, stumpy, truncated
definition 2: below the general or normal level, as water or land.
With little rain this summer, the water in the lake is very low.
synonyms:
depressed
antonyms:
elevated
similar words:
lower, nether, sunken
definition 3: indicating a small amount, force, degree, or the like.
The child was running a low temperature.
synonyms:
small
antonyms:
high
similar words:
inconsequential, insignificant, little, low-grade, lowly, meager, mean, paltry
definition 4: depressed, weak, or unhappy.
This dark, rainy weather always makes me a little low.He's recovering from the flu, but he's still feeling a bit low.
synonyms:
blue, dejected, depressed, despondent, dispirited, down, low-spirited, unhappy
antonyms:
high
similar words:
doleful, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, dumpy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, melancholy, sad
definition 5: not loud.
The restaurant always plays low music to give the place a nice atmosphere.
synonyms:
soft, subdued
antonyms:
loud
similar words:
dull, faint, feeble, hushed, imperceptible, inaudible, indistinct, low-pitched, muffled, muted, quiet, small
definition 6: indicating inferiority, as in quality.
He was upset about his low grade on the final exam.
synonyms:
inferior, low-grade, second-rate
similar words:
base, common, inadequate, mean, mediocre, shoddy, unacceptable, unprofessional, wanting
definition 7: nearly used up or depleted.
Our money supply will be low until I get paid at the end of the month.Our gas was a bit low, so we stopped at a gas station.
synonyms:
depleted, diminished, reduced
similar words:
decreased, exhausted, inadequate, insufficient, meager, scarce
definition 8: mean, coarse, or lacking in dignity.
a low kind of lifea low joke
synonyms:
base, coarse, despicable, mean, vile, vulgar
similar words:
abject, cheap, common, contemptible, dastardly, dishonorable, gross, grubby, ignoble, ignominious, low-minded, raunchy, shabby, sordid, undignified, wretched
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: lower, lowest
definition 1: in a reduced or humble state.
He was brought low by circumstances.
similar words:
down
definition 2: in or to a lower position or level.
The plane flew low over the ground.
synonyms:
down
antonyms:
high
similar words:
deep, lowly, prone
definition 3: in or to a state of depletion.
The gas is running low.
synonyms:
out
similar words:
down, lowly
definition 4: at a relatively quiet level.
The radio played low.
synonyms:
quietly, softly
similar words:
lowly
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is low, such as a quantity, an action, or a person's spirits.
His insult was a new low in rudeness.He in a good mood yesterday, but today was one of his lows.
antonyms:
high
similar words:
blues, depth, nadir, rock bottom, zero
definition 2: an atmospheric condition of low pressure, often indicating storms or violent weather patterns.
antonyms:
high
similar words:
depression
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derivation: lowness (n.)
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