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low-down

or low·down (lō′doun′)
adj.
1. Despicable; base: a low-down coward.
2.
a. Gloomy; depressed.
b. Earthy; funky: a low-down blues song.
n.
Correct information or details: "It's hard not to read this book as a riposte of sorts, although anyone expecting the low-down on the judging process ... will be disappointed" (Tom Shone).

low-down

adj
mean, underhand, or despicable
n
information, esp secret or true information
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.low-down - slang terms for inside information; "is that the straight dope?"
details, inside information - true confidential information; "after the trial he gave us the real details"
Adj.1.low-down - of the most contemptible kindlow-down - of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"
contemptible - deserving of contempt or scorn
2.low-down - (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"

low-down

noun (Informal) information, intelligence, info (informal), inside story, gen (Brit. informal), dope (informal) We want you to give us the lowdown on your team-mates.
adjective mean, low, base, cheap (informal), nasty, ugly, despicable, reprehensible, contemptible, underhand, scurvy They will stoop to every low-down trick.

low-down

adjective
Having or proceeding from low moral standards:
Translations

low-down

[ˈləʊdaʊn]
A. Ninformes mpl confidenciales
he gave me the low-down on itme contó todo sobre el tema
come on, give us the low-downvenga, cuéntanos todo lo que sabes
B. ADJrastrero, bajo

low-down

[ˈləʊˌdaʊn]
1. n (fam) he gave me the low-down on itmi ha messo al corrente dei fatti
2. adj (mean) → ignobile

low1

(ləu) adjective
1. not at or reaching up to a great distance from the ground, sea-level etc. low hills; a low ceiling; This chair is too low for the child.
2. making little sound; not loud. She spoke in a low voice.
3. at the bottom of the range of musical sounds. That note is too low for a female voice.
4. small. a low price.
5. not strong; weak or feeble. The fire was very low.
6. near the bottom in grade, rank, class etc. low temperatures; the lower classes.
adverb
in or to a low position, manner or state. The ball flew low over the net.
ˈlower verb
1. to make or become less high. She lowered her voice.
2. to let down. He lowered the blinds.
ˈlowly adjective
of low rank; humble.
ˈlowliness noun
ˈlow-down adjective
mean; contemptible. a low-down thief.
ˈlowland adjective
of or concerning lowlands. lowland districts.
ˈlowlander noun
a person who lives in the lowlands.
ˈlowlands noun plural
land which is low compared with other, higher land.
ˈlow-lying adjective
(of land) at a height not much above sea-level.
low-ˈtech noun
technology using simple tools and unsophisticated equipment and methods.
adjective
low-tech industries/skills.
low tide/water
the time when the sea is lowest at a particular place during ebb-tide. There is three feet of water in the harbour, even at low water.
be low on
not to have enough of. I'll have to go to the supermarket – we're low on coffee and sugar.
References in classic literature ?
I thought it all out, and reckoned I would belong to the widow's if he wanted me, though I couldn't make out how he was a-going to be any better off then than what he was before, seeing I was so ignorant, and so kind of low-down and ornery.
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The X1 goes on sale in October, by which time we'll have the low-down on the road test for you.
I GOT FOUR LOW-DOWN VARMINTS TO THROW OUT WITH THE TRASH
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