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synonyms for low key

  • dormant
  • dull
  • idle
  • immobile
  • inoperative
  • jobless
  • passive
  • sedentary
  • sluggish
  • static
  • unemployed
  • unused
  • abeyant
  • asleep
  • blah
  • disengaged
  • do-nothing
  • down
  • draggy
  • in holding pattern
  • indolent
  • latent
  • lax
  • lethargic
  • limp
  • low-key
  • mothballed
  • motionless
  • on hold
  • ossified
  • out of action
  • out of commission
  • out of service
  • out of work
  • quiescent
  • quiet
  • slack
  • sleepy
  • slothful
  • slow
  • somnolent
  • stable
  • still
  • torpid
  • unoccupied
  • inconspicuous
  • low-key
  • restrained
  • self-effacing
  • subdued
  • unassuming
  • unpretentious
  • unnoticeable
  • humble
  • low-profile
  • meek
  • modest
  • quiet
  • reserved
  • retiring
  • tasteful
  • unostentatious

antonyms for low key

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  • active
  • employed
  • energetic
  • lively
  • mobile
  • moving
  • used
  • busy
  • involved
  • working
  • agitated
  • noisy
  • energized
  • high-strung
  • histrionic
  • nervous
  • pumped-up
  • agitated
  • boisterous
  • cheerful
  • excitable
  • excited
  • flippant
  • frivolous
  • funny
  • happy
  • impractical
  • insincere
  • irrational
  • light
  • nervous
  • trivial
  • troubled
  • unimportant
  • unrealistic
  • unreasonable
  • upset
  • annoyed
  • friendly
  • worried
  • drunk
  • immoderate
  • inebriated
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          How to use low key in a sentence

          In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.
          SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
          Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.
          ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
          It is low in chronic interstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus, and many functional nervous disorders.
          A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
          The lack of bill buyers in foreign countries who will quote as low rates on dollar as on sterling bills.
          READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
          Mr. Collingwood, taking the key from his mother, locked the little door in the boarding, after them.
          THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
          In pneumonia chlorids are constantly very low, and in some cases are absent entirely.
          A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
          Suddenly she stopped laughing, and said in a low voice, "You don't happen to have a beefsteak about you, do you?"
          DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
          About her neck was hung a covered basket and a door-key; and Davy at once concluded that she was Sindbad's house-keeper.
          DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
          Under the long lashes of low lids a pair of eyes black and insolent set off the haughty lines of her scarlet lips.
          ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
          The girl smiled, and drew out a large key, and nodded, still smiling as she replaced it.
          CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
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          OCTOBER 26, 1985
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          WORDS RELATED TO LOW KEY

          • anonymity
          • inconspicuousness
          • latency
          • low key
          • low posture
          • low visibility
          • reluctance
          • reticence
          • secrecy
          • semivisibility
          Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.