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lowly adj
1 low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings" [syn: humble, low, modest, small]
2 inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary" [syn: junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking, petty(a), secondary, subaltern, subordinate]
3 used of unskilled work (especially domestic work) [syn: humble, menial]
4 of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth" [syn: base, baseborn, humble] [also: lowliest, lowlier]lowlier See lowly
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