a deliberately inconspicuous, modest, or anonymous manner.
(of a tyre) wide in relation to its height
1957, in reference to automobile wheels, from low (adj.) + profile (n.). General sense by 1970, American English, in reference to Nixon Administration policy of partial U.S. disengagement from burdensome commitments abroad.
: a low-profile discreetness
Inconspicuousness; recessiveness; modesty: He thought he’d do better with a low profile the first year or so (1960s+)
keep a low profile
see: keep a low profile
[loh-reyt] /ˈloʊˌreɪt/ verb (used with object), low-rated, low-rating. 1. to place a low value on: a policy of low-rating most modern artists.
noun 1. . noun 1. another term for bas-relief
[loh-rent] /ˈloʊˈrɛnt/ adjective 1. Informal. second-rate; bargain-basement. adjective 1. (informal) cheap and inferior: low-rent films adjective Cheap; second-rate; inferior: and from that low-rent lunch at the Century Plaza/ Plug themselves into some low-rent section of the brain. Some dud bit of the brain/ I’m having trouble deciding whether he’s classically Rabelaisian or just low-end
[loh-rez] /ˈloʊˈrɛz/ adjective, Informal. 1. . adjective Low resolution; of lesser or poor quality: low-res monitor