lowliness

lowly

[loh-lee]
adjective, lowlier, lowliest.
1.
humble in station, condition, or nature: a lowly cottage.
2.
low in growth or position.
3.
humble in attitude, behavior, or spirit; meek.
adverb
4.
in a low position, manner, or degree: a lowly placed shelf.
5.
in a lowly manner; humbly.
6.
in a quiet voice; softly: to converse lowly.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see low1, -ly

lowlily, adverb
lowliness, noun
unlowly, adjective

low, lowly.


3. modest, simple, unpretentious.
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lowly (ˈləʊlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  humble or low in position, rank, status, etc
2.  full of humility; meek
3.  simple, unpretentious, or plain
 
adv
4.  in a low or lowly manner
 
'lowliness
 
n

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lowly
c.1300 (adv.); late 14c. (adj.) "humble," from low (adj.) + -ly.

lowliness
early 15c., from lowly + -ness.
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