Meaning of LOW in English


n. 25B6; adjective

a low fence : SHORT, small, little; squat, stubby, stunted, dwarf; shallow.

she was wearing a low dress : LOW-CUT, skimpy, revealing, plunging.

low prices : CHEAP, economical, moderate, reasonable, modest, bargain, bargain-basement, rock-bottom.

supplies were low : SCARCE, scanty, scant, skimpy, meagre, sparse, few, little, paltry; reduced, depleted, diminished.

low quality : INFERIOR, substandard, poor, bad, low-grade, below par, second-rate, unsatisfactory, deficient, defective.

of low birth : HUMBLE, lowly, low-ranking, plebeian, proletarian, peasant, poor; common, ordinary.

low expectations : UNAMBITIOUS, unaspiring, modest.

a low opinion : UNFAVOURABLE, poor, bad, adverse, negative.

a rather low thing to have done : DESPICABLE, contemptible, reprehensible, lamentable, disgusting, shameful, mean, abject, unworthy, shabby, uncharitable, base, dishonourable, unprincipled, ignoble, sordid; nasty, cruel, foul, bad; informal rotten, low-down; Brit. informal beastly; dated dastardly; archaic scurvy.

low comedy : UNCOUTH, uncultured, unsophisticated, rough, rough-hewn, unrefined, tasteless, crass, common, vulgar, coarse, crude.

a low voice : QUIET, soft, faint, gentle, muted, subdued, muffled, hushed, quietened, whispered, stifled, murmured.

a low note : BASS, low-pitched, deep, rumbling, booming, sonorous.

she was feeling low : DEPRESSED, dejected, despondent, downhearted, downcast, low-spirited, down, morose, miserable, dismal, heavy-hearted, mournful, forlorn, woebegone, crestfallen, dispirited; without energy, enervated, flat, sapped, weary; informal down in the mouth, down in the dumps, fed up, blue.

high, expensive, plentiful, superior, noble, favourable, admirable, decent, exalted, loud, cheerful, lively.

25B6; noun the dollar fell to an all-time low : NADIR, low point, lowest point, lowest level, depth, rock bottom.


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