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Adjective: lowly (lowlier,lowliest)  low-lee
  1. Low or inferior in station or quality
    "a lowly parish priest";
    - humble, low, modest, small
     
  2. Inferior in rank or status
    "a lowly corporal";
    - junior-grade, lower-ranking, petty, secondary, subaltern
     
  3. Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    - humble, menial
     
  4. Of low birth or station
    "of humble (or lowly) birth";
    - base [archaic], baseborn, humble

Derived forms: lowliest, lowlier

See also: inferior, junior, lowborn, unskilled

Encyclopedia: Lowly