- [adjective] low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
Synonyms: humble, low, modest, small
- [adjective] inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
Synonyms: junior-grade, inferior, lower, lower-ranking, petty, secondary, subaltern, subordinate
- [adjective] used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
Synonyms: humble, menial
- [adjective] of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
Synonyms: base, baseborn, humble