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Definition 1: low or inferior in station or quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lowly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a humble cottage
  • a lowly parish priest
  • a modest man of the people
  • small beginnings

Synonyms for lowly in the sense of this definition

(lowly is similar to ...) of or characteristic of low rank or importance

Definition 2: inferior in rank or status - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lowly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the junior faculty
  • a lowly corporal
  • petty officialdom
  • a subordinate functionary

Synonyms for lowly in the sense of this definition

(lowly is similar to ...) younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

Definition 3: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lowly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • baseborn wretches with dirty faces
  • of humble (or lowly) birth

Synonyms for lowly in the sense of this definition

(lowly is similar to ...) of humble birth or origins

"a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor"

Definition 4: used of unskilled work (especially domestic work) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for lowly in the sense of this definition

(lowly is similar to ...) not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

"unskilled in the art of rhetoric" "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber" "unskilled labor" "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities" "unskilled workmanship"

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