What does Lowly mean?

Definitions for Lowly
ˈloʊ liLow·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humble, low, lowly, modest, small(adj)

    low or inferior in station or quality

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

  2. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subaltern(adj)

    inferior in rank or status

    "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

  3. humble, menial, lowly(adj)

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

  4. base, baseborn, humble, lowly(adj)

    of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

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


  1. lowly(Adverb)

    In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.

  2. lowly(Adverb)

    In a low condition; meanly.

  3. lowly(Adjective)

    Not high; not elevated in place; low.

  4. lowly(Adjective)

    Low in rank or social importance.

  5. lowly(Adjective)

    Not lofty or sublime; humble.

  6. lowly(Adjective)

    Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lowly(adj)

    not high; not elevated in place; low

  2. Lowly(adj)

    low in rank or social importance

  3. Lowly(adj)

    not lofty or sublime; humble

  4. Lowly(adj)

    having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride

  5. Lowly(adverb)

    in a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly

  6. Lowly(adverb)

    in a low condition; meanly

  7. Origin: [Low, a. + -ly.]

How to pronounce Lowly?

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How to say Lowly in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lowly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lowly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Lowly in a Sentence

  1. Lao Tzu:

    The highest goodness is like water. Water benefits all things and does not compete. It stays in the lowly places which others despise. Therefore it is near The Eternal.

  2. Lao Tzu:

    The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers

  5. Alfred Austin:

    So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still.

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