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lowly

low·ly

lowly

 
pronunciation:
lo li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: lowlier, lowliest
definition 1: low in position or manner of living.
synonyms:
common, humble, menial
antonyms:
aristocratic, elevated, exalted, grand, highborn
similar words:
baseborn, ignoble, inferior, low, lowborn, mean, modest, plebeian, servile, simple, unassuming, unpretentious
definition 2: humble in nature, as a dwelling.
synonyms:
homespun, humble
antonyms:
grandiose, high
similar words:
abject, mean, modest, plain, plebeian, simple, sorry, unassuming, unpretentious, wretched
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a low manner or position.
lowly placed
synonyms:
low
similar words:
down
definition 2: quietly.
Play the music more lowly.
synonyms:
low, softly
similar words:
quietly
derivation: lowliness (n.)