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English definition of “lowly”

lowly

adjective     /ˈləʊ.li/ US  /ˈloʊ-/
low in position and importance, or not respected: He took a lowly job in an insurance firm. His first job in the hotel was as a lowly porter.Position and status in groups and organizationsOf little or less importance
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