or low posture
- a deliberately inconspicuous, modest, or anonymous manner.
Origin of low profile
First recorded in 1970–75
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Related Wordsunobtrusive, subdued, self-effacing, unassuming, unpretentious, low-key, restrained, inconspicuous, unnoticeable, concealed, dim, faint, hidden, indistinct, insignificant, modest, ordinary, plain, quiet, retiring
Examples from the Web for low-profile
In the past decade, Banksy has skyrocketed from low-profile renegade to media darling.New Yorkers Are Calling Out Banksy
October 18, 2013
A low-profile and entourage-less John McCain, iPhone to his ear, wandered alone down the sidewalk.Staking Out Kissinger’s 90th-Birthday Party
June 4, 2013
The two DJs have since returned to work in low-profile positions.Kate Suicide Nurse Note: "Make Australian DJs Pay My Mortgage"
April 29, 2013
We did this in a low-profile manner, because we didn't want parties either in Israel or abroad to thwart the move.The U.N. Settlement Report: Just The Facts
Emily L. Hauser
February 1, 2013
The members of that small subcommittee included Obama, then a low-profile South Side state senator.Peter Roskam: Obama’s Republican Buddy
December 10, 2012
- a position or attitude characterized by a deliberate avoidance of prominence or publicity
- (as modifier)a low-profile approach
- (of a tyre) wide in relation to its height
Compare high profile
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Word Origin and History for low-profile
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Idioms and Phrases with low-profile
see keep a low profile.
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