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lowly

[ loh-lee ]
/ ˈloʊ li /
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adjective, low·li·er, low·li·est.

humble in station, condition, or nature: a lowly cottage.
low in growth or position.
humble in attitude, behavior, or spirit; meek.

adverb

in a low position, manner, or degree: a lowly placed shelf.
in a lowly manner; humbly.
in a quiet voice; softly: to converse lowly.

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Origin of lowly

A Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at low1, -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM lowly

low·li·ly, adverblow·li·ness, nounun·low·ly, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lowly

low, lowly
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British Dictionary definitions for lowly

lowly
/ (ˈləʊlɪ) rare /

adjective -lier or -liest

humble or low in position, rank, status, etc
full of humility; meek
simple, unpretentious, or plain

adverb

in a low or lowly manner

Derived forms of lowly

lowliness, noun
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