low

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. deep (see lowness, depth); moderate, simple; inferior, lowdown, base, mean, coarse; soft, feeble; dejected, depressed. See moderation, inferiority, softness, depression.Ant., high, superior.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Close to the earth]
Syn. squat, flat, level, low-lying, profound, decumbent, prostrate, crouched, below, ankle-high, not far above the horizon, low-hanging, lowering, knee-high, beneath, under, depressed, sunken, nether, inferior, unelevated, lying under; see also deep 1 .
Ant. high*, lofty, elevated.
2. [Quiet]
Syn. muffled, hushed, quiet; see faint 3 .
3. [Low in spirits]
Syn. dejected, moody, blue; see sad 1 .
4. [Base]
Syn. base, mean, coarse, despicable; see mean 1 , vulgar 1 .
5. [Faint]
Syn. ill, dizzy, feeble; see sick , weak 1 .
6. [Simple]
Syn. economical, moderate, inexpensive; see cheap 1 .
See Synonym Study at mean .
lay low,
Syn. bring to ruin, overcome, kill; see destroy 1 .
lie low,
Syn. wait, conceal oneself, take cover; see hide 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. close to the ground ground-level, low-lying, low-hanging, low-slung, short, squat, bottommost.
2. decreased diminished, drained, depleted, dried up, exhausted, shallow, expended, running out.
3. unhappy depressed, melancholy, *bummed out, miserable, blue, downhearted, dejected, glum, discouraged, sad, heavyhearted.
4. small little, paltry, slight, modest, slim, puny, deficient, humble.
5. mean despicable, bad, evil, base, depraved, contemptible, disgraceful, wretched, reprehensible, ignoble, vulgar, nasty.
6. quiet hushed, subdued, soft, muted, muffled, whispered, murmured.
7. poor plebian, humble, lowborn.
ANT.: 1. high, tall, skyscraping, towering. 2. full, replenished, overflowing. 3. high, happy, joyous. 4. large, generous, high. 5. honorable, noble, nice. 6. loud, amplified. 7. wealthy, highborn, aristocratic
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Cut to reveal the wearer's neck, chest, and back: decollete, low-cut, low-neck, low-necked, plunging. See HIGH. 2. Below another in standing or importance: inferior, junior, lesser, lower2, minor, minor-league, petty, secondary, small, subaltern, subordinate, under. Informal: smalltime. See OVER. 3. So objectionable as to elicit despisal or deserve condemnation: abhorrent, abominable, antipathetic, contemptible, despicable, despisable, detestable, disgusting, filthy, foul, infamous, loathsome, lousy, mean2, nasty, nefarious, obnoxious, odious, repugnant, rotten, shabby, vile, wretched. See GOOD. 4. Having or proceeding from low moral standards: base2, ignoble, low-down, mean2, sordid, squalid, vile. See RIGHT. 5. In low spirits: blue, dejected, depressed, desolate, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, heavy-hearted, melancholic, melancholy, sad, spiritless, tristful, unhappy, wistful. Idiom: down at (or in) the mouth. See HAPPY. 6. Low in price: cheap, inexpensive, low-cost, low-priced. See MONEY, VALUE. 7. Being a sound produced by a relatively small frequency of vibrations: alto, bass, contralto, deep, low-pitched. See SOUNDS. 8. Not irritating, strident, or loud: hushed, low-key, low-keyed, quiet, small, soft, subdued, whispery. See SOUNDS. 9. Tending or intending to belittle: deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derogative, derogatory, detractive, disparaging, pejorative, slighting, uncomplimentary. See PRAISE. 10. Affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems: ailing, indisposed, mean2, off-color, rocky, sickly. Idiom: under the weather. See HEALTH. II noun A very low level, position, or degree: bottom, rock bottom. See HIGH.

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