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1. lowly

adjective. ['ˈloʊli'] inferior in rank or status.

Synonyms

  • junior-grade
  • petty
  • subaltern
  • lower-ranking
  • secondary

Antonyms

  • grand larceny
  • broad-minded
  • original
  • essential

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • low (English)
  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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  • anatoly
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  • zeroli
  • unholy

Example sentences of the word lowly


1. Noun, singular or mass
Toilets have come a long way since the lowly outhouse.

2. Adverb
Reading costs the average household a lowly .2 percent.

Quotes containing the word lowly


1. Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
- Ambrose Bierce

2. How terrible,"said Eragon, "to die alone, separate even from the one who is closest to you."Everyone dies alone, Eragon. Whether you are a king on a battlefield or a lowly peasant lying in bed among your family, no one can accompany you into the void.
- Christopher Paolini, Eldest

3. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
- Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

2. lowly

adjective. ['ˈloʊli'] low or inferior in station or quality.

Synonyms

  • small
  • modest
  • low
  • inferior

Antonyms

  • major
  • proud
  • immodest
  • conceit

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • low (English)
  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. lowly

adjective. ['ˈloʊli'] of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense).

Synonyms

  • lowborn
  • baseborn
  • humble

Antonyms

  • old
  • insubordinate
  • terminal
  • important

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • low (English)
  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. lowly

adjective. ['ˈloʊli'] used of unskilled work (especially domestic work).

Synonyms

  • menial
  • unskilled

Antonyms

  • primary
  • dominant
  • basic

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • low (English)
  • hlaw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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