lowness


lowness
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lack of height
Nouns
1. lowness, shortness, flatness, deepness, depth; debasement, depression, prostration. See inferiority.
2. (low location) lowlands; basement, cellar, dungeon, ground floor, hold; low water; low tide, ebb tide, neap tide, bottom floor, bedrock; rock bottom.
3. (low voice) [contr]alto, baritone, bass-baritone, bass, basso buffo; contrabass, tuba, contrabassoon, bass clarinet, etc. See sound, music.
Verbs
1. lie low, lie flat, underlie; crouch, slouch (see depression); flatten, wallow, grovel, crawl. Informal, touch or hit bottom. Slang, zero out.
2. lower, depress, let or take down, debase, reduce, drop, sink; humble, humiliate. See humility, concavity.
Adjectives — low, neap, debased, nether, nethermost, sunken, fallen, flat, level with the ground, lying low, crouched, squat, prostrate, depressed, deep; bass, deep[-toned].
Adverbs — under, beneath, underneath, below, down, downward[s], at the foot of, underfoot, underground, downstairs, belowstairs, at a low ebb, lowly. See inferiority.
Antonyms, see height, elevation.

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