• (RP) IPA: /ˈləʊli/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈloʊli/

lowly (comparative lowlier, superlative lowliest)

  1. Not high; not elevated in place; low.
  2. Low in rank or social importance.
  3. Not lofty or sublime; humble.
    • 2010, David Dondero, Just a Baby in Your Momma's Eyes
      Where our apt used to be they built a fancy condominium high-rise.
      Which at a lowly income none of us could ever really quite afford.
  4. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
    • 1769, Bible (King James Version), Matthew xi. 29
      Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.
  • French: humble
  • Russian: ни́зко


  1. In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.
  2. In a low condition; meanly.
  3. At low pitch or volume.
    He muttered lowly.

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