Synonyms for (adjective) lowly

Synonyms: lowly, base, baseborn, humble

Definition: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

Usage: baseborn wretches with dirty faces; of humble (or lowly) birth

Similar words: lowborn

Definition: of humble birth or origins

Usage: a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor


Synonyms: junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, subaltern, secondary, petty

Definition: inferior in rank or status

Usage: the junior faculty; a lowly corporal; petty officialdom; a subordinate functionary

Similar words: junior

Definition: younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service


Synonyms: humble, menial, lowly

Definition: used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

Similar words: unskilled

Definition: not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency

Usage: unskilled in the art of rhetoric; an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber; unskilled labor; workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities; unskilled workmanship


Synonyms: humble, small, low, lowly, modest

Definition: low or inferior in station or quality

Usage: a humble cottage; a lowly parish priest; a modest man of the people; small beginnings

Similar words: inferior

Definition: of or characteristic of low rank or importance