lowly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From low +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

lowly (comparative lowlier, superlative lowliest)

  1. Not high; not elevated in place; low.
    • Dryden
      lowly lands
  2. Low in rank or social importance.
    • Alexander Pope
      One common right the great and lowly claims.
  3. Not lofty or sublime; humble.
    • Dryden
      these rural poems, and their lowly strain
  4. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
    • Bible, Matthew xi. 29
      Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.

Translations[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lowly (comparative more lowly, superlative most lowly)

  1. In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.
  2. In a low condition; meanly.