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look·​down ˈlu̇k-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce lookdown (audio)
: a silvery carangid fish (Selene vomer) chiefly of the Atlantic having a laterally compressed deep body and steeply sloping facial profile

look down

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looked down; looking down; looks down

intransitive verb

: to be in a position that affords a downward view
: to regard with contempt : despise
used with on or upon

Examples of lookdown in a Sentence

Verb I am tired of the way they look down on us like we aren't good enough for them
Recent Examples on the Web
The man, wearing red shorts and a blue T-shirt, climbed to the edge of an overpass looking down onto Ninth Ave. Elizabeth Keogh, New York Daily News, 4 July 2024 Murals of Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, and even Taylor Swift look down upon patrons around the room. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 July 2024 Pamela Anderson looked down to earth posing next to an impress bike at the 15th Annual Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) Convention and Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in 1996. John Russell, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 The dress gets ripped open (Brooke’s gasp echoes that of the viewer), and then Brooke looks down at Chris and realizes something. Mark Peikert, IndieWire, 29 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for lookdown 

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1882, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lookdown was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lookdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lookdown. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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