Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being lowly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being lowly; humility; humbleness of mind.
  • n. Low condition, especially as to manner of life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being lowly in mind or disposition; freedom from pride; humility.
  • n. Low state or condition; abjectness; meanness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being humble and unimportant
  • n. a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation

Etymologies

lowly +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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