1 short, squat, little, small, stubby, stumpy, stunted; low-lying:
The terrain has many low shrubs, not more than two feet tall.
2 inadequate, insufficient, deficient, down, short, sparse, scanty, scant, limited:
The air in the tyres is a bit low. Our water supply ran low.
3 coarse, unrefined, indelicate, improper, naughty, risqué, indecent, unseemly, vulgar, crude, common, rude, offensive, gross, ill-bred, lewd, obscene, ribald, bawdy, scurrilous, smutty, pornographic, dirty:
The old burlesque acts were characterized by their low humour.
4 weak, frail, feeble, debilitated, enervated, sickly, unhealthy, infirm, shaky, decrepit, ill, sick:
He's very low and sinking fast.
5 ineffectual, ineffective, weak:
Her resistance to disease is low. I have a low pain threshold.
6 miserable, dismal, wretched, abysmal, sorry, abject, destitute:
I seem to have reached a low point in my career.
7 humble, poor, low-born, lowly, base, inferior, base-born, plebeian, proletariat, ignoble:
He rose from those low beginnings to a peerage.
8 unhappy, depressed, dejected, sad, gloomy, melancholy, miserable, despondent, disconsolate, blue, downcast, down, glum, wretched, morose, crestfallen, broken-hearted, heart-broken, tearful, lachrymose, sorrowful, mournful, heavy-hearted:
I felt low for weeks after the death of my kitten.
9 inferior, second-rate, poor, bad, not up to par, worthless, shoddy, shabby, mediocre, substandard:
Their products are of low quality.
10 inferior, lower, lesser, small, smaller:
11 low-cut, décolleté, revealing, Colloq US low and behold in the front and vie de Bohème in the back:
Gilda wore a low, strapless black satin evening gown.
12 base, vile, abject, contemptible, despicable, mean, menial, servile, ignoble, degraded, vulgar, foul, dastardly, depraved, nasty, sordid:
That was a low trick he played telling on his friends. I didn't know that anyone could sink to such a low level
13 quiet, hushed, soft, subdued, gentle, muted, muffled, stifled, indistinct, whispered, murmured, murmurous:
14 unfavourable, critical, adverse:
She has a rather low opinion of his singing.
moo, bellow; bawl:
The lowing herd moved slowly into the pasture.