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low

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of low

  1. 1 being near the equator we took a cruise to the low northern latitudes Synonyms of low equatorial, tropical Words Related to low semitropical (also semitropic), subtropical (also subtropic) Near Antonyms of low temperate Antonyms of low polar

  2. 2 belonging to or characteristic of an early level of skill or development once considered the latest thing, electric typewriters now look like low technology indeed Synonyms of low crude, primitive, rude, rudimentaryWords Related to low basic, simple, uncomplicated; homely, homespun, unsophisticated; early, embryonic, primeval, primordial; backward, underdeveloped, undeveloped; aged, ancient, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, past, quaint, unmodernizedNear Antonyms of low complex, complicated, intricate, involved, sophisticated; full-blown, grown, mature, matured, perfected, ripe, ripened; civilized, cultivated, enlightened, refined; contemporary, current, latest, mod, modern, modernistic, new, newfangled, new-fashioned, novel, now, present-day, space-age, state-of-the-art, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-dateAntonyms of low advanced, developed, evolved, high, higher, late

  3. 3 belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank people, both high and low, have been worshipping in this cathedral for centuries Synonyms of low baseborn, common, humble, inferior, ignoble, lowborn, lower-class, low-life, lowly, lumpen, mean, plebeian, prole, proletarian, unwashed, vulgarWords Related to low bourgeois, middle-class; plain, poor, simple, working-class; déclassé, down-market, downscaleNear Antonyms of low eminent, illustrious, notable, prominentAntonyms of low aristocratic, blue-blooded, genteel, gentle, grand, great, high, highborn, highbred, lofty, noble, partrician, upper-class, upper-crust, wellborn

  4. 4 feeling unhappiness I was feeling low, and wanted to do something exciting to cheer myself up Synonyms of low bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, sad, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretchedWords Related to low aggrieved, distressed, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, worried; despairing, hopeless, sunk; disappointed, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited; suicidal; dolorous, lachrymose, lugubrious, plaintive, tearful; regretful, rueful; agonized, anguished, grieving, wailing, weeping; black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullenNear Antonyms of low ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, overjoyed, rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); blithe, blithesome, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, lightsome, merry, mirthful; excited, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; encouraged, heartened; animated, bouncing, energetic, frisky, jaunty, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; content, gratified, pleased, satisfied; beaming, grinning, laughing, smiling; boon, carefree, careless, cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, unconcernedAntonyms of low blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat

  5. 5 having a low musical pitch or range the tuba's low notes made the floor vibrate Synonyms of low bass, grave, deep, throatyWords Related to low boomy, tubby; gruff, hoarse, husky, rough, smoky (also smokey)Near Antonyms of low squeaking, squeaky, squealing, thin; earsplitting, penetrating, piercing, strident; peeping, tinnyAntonyms of low acute, high, high-pitched, piping, sharp, shrill, treble

  6. 6 having relatively little height the low hedge surrounding the garden wasn't meant to keep anything out, just to look pretty Synonyms of low little, short, low-lying, low-slung, sawed-offWords Related to low dwarf, dwarfish; compact, petite, slight; diminutive, half-pint, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, small, smallish; bantam, bitty, dinky, mini, miniature, minimized, minute, puny, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, undersized (also undersize), wee; dumpy, flat, scrubby, squat, squatty, stubby, stumpy, stuntedNear Antonyms of low elevated, lifted, raised, uplifted, upswept; high-rise, statuesque; gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy; big, bulky, hefty, hulking, large, largish, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), voluminousAntonyms of low altitudinous, high, lofty, tall, towering

  7. 7 lacking bodily strength the weeklong bout of chicken pox laid her low Synonyms of low asthenic, debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, frail, infirm, languid, weak, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, unsubstantial, wasted, weakened, wimpish, wimpyWords Related to low challenged, disabled, incapacitated, invalid; paralyzed; broken-down, decrepit; impotent, powerless; breakable, flimsy, fragile; dizzy, groggy, rocky, unsteady, woozy; drained, exhausted, flagging, tired, weary, worn-out; damaged, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, lame, unsound; resistless, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yieldingNear Antonyms of low able-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, fit, husky, muscular, sinewy, strapping, virile; hard, hardy, lusty, red-blooded, robust, sturdy, tough; fortified, hardened, inured, strengthened, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, sound; capable, competent; convalescing, recovering, recuperatingAntonyms of low mighty, powerful, rugged, stalwart, stout, strong

  8. 8 lacking in refinement or good taste jokes about toilets are generally considered low humor Synonyms of low common, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, illiberal [archaic], incult, insensible, coarse, lowbred, lowbrow, raffish, rough, rough-hewn, roughneck, rude, rugged, tasteless, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unpolished, unrefined, vulgarWords Related to low boorish, churlish, cloddish, clownish, loutish, ungentlemanly; clumsy, lubberly, lumpish, oafish; inconsiderate, indelicate, insensitive, thoughtless; countrified (also countryfied), provincial, rustic (also rustical), unsophisticated; graceless, inelegant, tacky; animallike, barbaric, barbarous, uncivilized; mannerless, unmannered, unmannerlyNear Antonyms of low aristocratic, courtly, patrician; elegant, graceful, restrained; considerate, gracious, sensitive, thoughtful; citified, sophisticated, urbaneAntonyms of low civilized, cultivated, cultured, genteel, polished, refined, smooth, tasteful, ultrarefined, well-bred

  9. 9 not following or in accordance with standards of honor and decency low tactics of that sort will not be tolerated on this hockey team Synonyms of low base, contemptible, currish, despicable, detestable, dirty, dishonorable, execrable, ignominious, ignoble, low-down, low-minded, mean, nasty, paltry, snide, sordid, vile, wretchedWords Related to low bad, black, evil, foul, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, wicked, wrong; cruel, vicious; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, perverted; atrocious, villainous; unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; discreditable, disgraceful, disreputable, shameful, unworthyNear Antonyms of low ethical, honest, just, principled, righteous, right-minded, scrupulous; commendable, excellent, exemplary, good, moral, right; decent, proper, reputable, respectable, seemly; blameless, guiltless; incorruptible, irreproachable; uncorrupted, unerringAntonyms of low high, high-minded, honorable, lofty, noble, straight, upright, venerable, virtuous

  10. 10 not loud in pitch or volume murmured her answer in a low voice Synonyms of low dull, gentle, soft, quietWords Related to low dead, silent, still; calm, dreamy, hushed, peaceful, restful, serene, soothing, stilly, tranquil; muffled, muted, softened, toned (down)Near Antonyms of low brazen, crashing, dinning, discordant, noisy, obstreperous, raucous, rip-roaring, vociferous; grating, harsh, shrill, squealing, strident; clarion, clear, trumpetlikeAntonyms of low blaring, blasting, booming, clamorous, clangorous, deafening, earsplitting, loud, overloud, piercing, plangent, resounding, ringing, roaring, sonorous, stentorian, thundering, thunderous

  11. 11 costing little gas is low right now, but prices will inevitably rise this summer, when people start driving more Synonyms of low affordable, bargain-basement, budget, cheapie, cheapo, chintzy, cut-price [chiefly British], cut-rate, dime-store, dirt cheap, el cheapo, inexpensive, cheap, low-end, popular, reasonableWords Related to low cheapish, moderate; discount, discounted, fire-sale, lowered, reduced; wholesale; valueless, worthless; supercheap, ultracheapNear Antonyms of low increased, inflated; exorbitant, extravagant, overpriced, prohibitive, prohibitory, steep, stiff, superexpensive, ultraexpensive, unreasonable; invaluable, priceless; luxuriousAntonyms of low costly, dear, deluxe, expensive, high, high-ticket, precious, premium, pricey (also pricy), spendy [chiefly Northwest], valuable

  12. 12 of, relating to, or located at the bottom currently enjoys a low standing in the polls Synonyms of low bottommost, bottom, lowermost, nethermost, rock-bottom, undermostWords Related to low below, lower, low-grade, lowly, nether, under; lowered, low-lying, sunkenNear Antonyms of low higher, loftier, upper; elevated, escalated, heightened, jacked (up), lifted, raised, uplifted, upraisedAntonyms of low highest, loftiest, top, topmost, upmost, uppermost

  13. 13 not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need levels for school volunteers remain low, at least compared to what was expected Synonyms of low deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, short, scarce, shy, wantingWords Related to low substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; hand-to-mouth, lean, light, meager (or meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparse, stingy; bare, mere, minimum; slight, smallNear Antonyms of low abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; abounding, overflowing, teeming; satisfactory, tolerable; lavish, luxuriant, rich; big, considerable, hefty, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, superAntonyms of low adequate, enough, sufficient

  14. 14 no longer living thousands of the elderly were laid low by the deadly strain of flu Synonyms of low asleep, breathless, cold, deceased, defunct, demised, departed, fallen, gone, late, lifeless, deadWords Related to low extinct; dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; finished, lapsed, terminated; inanimate, insensate, nonlivingNear Antonyms of low animated; dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vital, vivacious; active, functioning, operative, runningAntonyms of low alive, animate, breathing, going, live, living, quick

Synonym Discussion of low

base, low, vile mean deserving of contempt because of the absence of higher values. base stresses the ignoble and may suggest cruelty, treachery, greed, or grossness.
    • base motives
low may connote crafty cunning, vulgarity, or immorality and regularly implies an outraging of one's sense of decency or propriety.
    • refused to listen to such low talk
vile, the strongest of these words, tends to suggest disgusting depravity or filth.
    • a vile remark

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