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lowering

adjective
variants: also louring

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(Entry 1 of 4)

1 covered over by clouds
  • the lowering sky made us think twice about going to the park

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lowering

noun

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lowering

verb (1)
present participle of lower

Synonyms & Antonyms of lowering (Entry 3 of 4)

1 to cause to fall intentionally or unintentionally
  • workmen slowly lowered the heavy statue into place

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2 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • prices of the new type of televisions lowered considerably as competition and sales increased

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lowering

verb (2)
variants: also louring
present participle of lower

Synonyms & Antonyms of lowering (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to take on a gloomy or forbidding look
  • the sky lowered overhead, threatening a fierce thunderstorm

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2 to look with anger or disapproval
  • the motorist lowered at the jerk who had cut in front of her

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The first known use of lowering was in the 15th century

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“Lowering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lowering. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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