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lowering

adjective
variants: also

louring

Synonyms and Antonyms of lowering

  1. 1 covered over by clouds the lowering sky made us think twice about going to the park Synonyms of lowering beclouded, clouded, cloudy, dull, hazed, hazy, heavy, overcast (also louring), overcloudedWords Related to lowering bedimmed, befogged, blackened, darkened, darksome, dim, dimmed, dulled, dusky, misty, murky, obscure, obscured, overshadowed; sunless; black, bleak, cheerless, dark, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, funereal, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), sepulchral, somber (or sombre), sullenNear Antonyms of lowering sunlit, sunny, sunshiny; brightened, brilliant, dazzling, illuminated, illumined, lit (or lighted), lightened, radiant, shinyAntonyms of lowering clear, cloudless

  2. 2 harsh and threatening in manner or appearance we chose our next words carefully, mindful of the lowering expression on his face Synonyms of lowering austere, dour, fierce, flinty, forbidding, gruff, intimidating, grim (also louring), rough, rugged, severe, stark, steely, stern, ungentleWords Related to lowering bleak, cold, hostile, inhospitable, inimical, unfriendly, unsympathetic; adamant, bound, determined, firm, intent, purposeful, resolute, resolved, steadfast, unflinching; fixed, hard, hardened, hardheaded, immovable, implacable, inflexible, ironhanded, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, self-willed, set, stiff, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful); immutable, unchangeable; black, cheerless, dark, gloomy, glum, joyless, melancholic, moody, morose, sulky, sullen, surly; brooding, grave, humorless, melancholy, serious, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid, unsmiling, weightyNear Antonyms of lowering bland, meek, mellow, soft, soothing; easy, quiet, tranquil; agreeable, bright, cheerful, inviting, pleasant, pleasing, sweet; glad, happy, lighthearted, merry, mirthful, sunny; featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, harebrained, light-headed, playful, scatterbrained, sillyAntonyms of lowering benign, benignant, gentle, mild, nonintimidating, tender



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