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Adjective lowly has 4 senses
- humble, low, lowly, modest, small - low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
Antonym: superior (indirect, via inferior)
- junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking, lowly, petty, secondary, subaltern, subordinate - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
Antonym: senior (indirect, via junior)
- humble, menial, lowly - used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
Antonym: skilled (indirect, via unskilled)
- base, baseborn, humble, lowly - of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
Antonym: noble (indirect, via lowborn)