Definition of "lowly" []

  • Having or suited for a low rank or position. (adjective)
  • Humble or meek in manner. (adjective)
  • Plain or prosaic in nature. (adjective)
  • In a low manner, condition, or position. (adverb)
  • In a meek or humble manner. (adverb)
  • Humble or low in position, rank, status, etc (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Full of humility; meek (adjective)
  • Simple, unpretentious, or plain (adjective)
  • In a low or lowly manner (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lowly" in a sentence
  • "The higher up you went, and they called the lowly social worker, all hell broke up."
  • "Those worse off than Australia included the United States (150) and Russia, in lowly 172nd place."
  • "And worst of all betided me, on my return, was one Who came to me, in lowly guise, to glory in my pain."