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EtymologyEdit

From zems (low) +‎ -isks.

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zemisks (definite zemiskais, comparative zemiskāks, superlative viszemiskākais, adverb zemiski)

  1. lowly, base, mean, vile, despicable (having an immoral, villainous attitude towards others; expressing such attitude)
    zemisks cilvēlkilowly, vile people
    zemiskas jūtasbase, mean feelings
    zemisks nodomsvile intention
    zemiski vārdimean, vile words
    zemiski melidespicable lies
    un ir cilvēki, kas par savu tuvāko nekad nebēdā... tie ir zemiski egoistiand there are people who never worry about their neighbors... these are lowly egoists
    esmu saskāries arī ar patiešām zemiskiem ciniķiemI have had contact also with really vile cynics
    viņa satīra arvien trāpīga un asa, bet nekad zemiska un ķengājošahis satire is always well-aimed and sharp, never vile and libellous
    Čehova lugā diezgan spēcīgi izjūtams kontrasts starp labo un ļauno, starp zemisko un cildenoin Čehovs' (= Chekhov's) play, the contrast between good and evil, between the vile and the sublime, can be felt quite strongly

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