lowliness


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low·ly

 (lō′lē)
adj. low·li·er, low·li·est
1. Having or suited for a low rank or position.
2. Humble or meek in manner.
3. Plain or prosaic in nature.
adv.
1. In a low manner, condition, or position.
2. In a meek or humble manner.
3. Low in sound.

low′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lowliness - the state of being humble and unimportantlowliness - the state of being humble and unimportant
obscurity - an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known; "he worked in obscurity for many years"
2.lowliness - a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
inferiority, lower rank, lower status - the state of being inferior

lowliness

noun
Lack of vanity or self-importance:
Translations
وَداعَه ، وضاعَه
chudobnostnízkost
underordnethedydmyghed
auîmÿkt, undirgefni
alçaklık

lowliness

[ˈləʊlɪnɪs] Nhumildad f

lowliness

nBescheidenheit f; (of position, birth also)Niedrigkeit f

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 ?
One day wilt thou see no longer thy loftiness, and see too closely thy lowliness; thy sublimity itself will frighten thee as a phantom.
He was not flattered by it; he even felt a slight shame at his lowliness that permitted it.
For pride, she said with great severity, was one of the seven deadly sins, and humility and lowliness of heart were virtues.
It may gratify the pride of aristocracy to reflect that disease, more than any other circumstance of human life, pays due observance to the distinctions which rank and wealth, and poverty and lowliness, have established among mankind.
But in spite of his meekness and lowliness, I fancied I caught the first note of a nascent bitterness in him when he said:
Then Dinah told how the good news had been brought, and how the mind of God towards the poor had been made manifest in the life of Jesus, dwelling on its lowliness and its acts of mercy.
So spake our Sire, and by his count'nance seemd Entring on studious thoughts abstruse, which EVE Perceaving where she sat retir'd in sight, With lowliness Majestic from her seat, And Grace that won who saw to wish her stay, Rose, and went forth among her Fruits and Flours, To visit how they prosper'd, bud and bloom, Her Nurserie; they at her coming sprung And toucht by her fair tendance gladlier grew.
It was not a kingdom like that of the Romans which the Jews expected but one of humility and lowliness. "If you are slapped on one cheek, offer also the other cheek." This was instead of seeking for revenge.
In Luke's gospel, Mary's song of praise highlights her own lowliness: "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant." (41) Clearly Mary's relationship with God does not begin with equality but the opposite--"What is man that thou art mindful of him?" (42) Mary's freedom, her personal and "free acceptance of 'the Divine challenge,'" (43) is where true equality takes shape.
The low rank of the nation of Ireland is associated in English nationalism with a bestial state wherein a lack of civilization is identified as "the colonized country's perceived failings: dirtiness, laziness, evolutionary lowliness, and lack of refinement" (Townsend 55).
Let our children be partakers of the instruction which is in Christ: let them learn how lowliness of mind prevaileth with God, what power chaste love hath with God, how the fear of Him is good and great and saveth all them that walk therein in a pure mind with holiness."
The speakers said people of both India and Pakistani Punjab should not feel lowliness while they speak their mother tongue.