Definition of lowly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈləʊli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊli//
(lowlier, lowliest) (often humorous)
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low in status or importance synonym humble, obscure a lowly government clerk How should I know? I’m just a lowly employee.Extra examples He was keen to serve his country in some capacity, however lowly. His first job was as a lowly assistant gardener. The hero is usually brought up in a lowly family and goes on to achieve great things. They were sensitive about their lowly position within the police bureaucracy.
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