1. a feeling of low spirits

he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

Derivationally related forms: ↑dispirited (for: ↑dispiritedness), ↑low, ↑low-spirited (for: ↑low-spiritedness), ↑downhearted (for: ↑downheartedness)
Hypernyms: ↑sadness, ↑unhappiness
2. a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
Syn: ↑low status, ↑lowliness
Ant: ↑high status (for: ↑low status)
Derivationally related forms: ↑low
Hypernyms: ↑status, ↑position
Hyponyms: ↑inferiority, ↑lower status, ↑lower rank
3. the quality of being low; lacking height

he was suddenly aware of the lowness of the ceiling

Ant: ↑highness
Derivationally related forms: ↑low
Hypernyms: ↑height, ↑tallness
Hyponyms: ↑squatness, ↑stubbiness, ↑shortness, ↑truncation
4. a low or small degree of any quality (amount or force or temperature etc.)

he took advantage of the lowness of interest rates

Derivationally related forms: ↑low
Hypernyms: ↑degree, ↑grade, ↑level

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