[syn: low status, lowness, lowliness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lowliness \Low"li*ness\, n. [From Lowly.]
1. The state or quality of being lowly; humility; humbleness
Walk . . . with all lowliness and meekness. --Eph.
iv. 1, 2.
2. Low condition, especially as to manner of life.
The lowliness of my fortune has not brought me to
flatter vice. --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being humble and unimportant [syn:
humbleness, unimportance, obscureness, lowliness]
2: a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or
fortune or estimation [syn: low status, lowness,
lowliness] [ant: high status]