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Related to lour: pugnacious, fickle, confrontational, appreciated, trying, tentatively


v. & n.
Variant of lower1.


(laʊə) or


a variant spelling of lower2
ˈlouring, ˈlowering adj
ˈlouringly, ˈloweringly adv


(ˈloʊ ər)
1. to cause to descend; let or put down: to lower a flag.
2. to make lower in height or level: to lower the water in a canal.
3. to reduce in amount, price, degree, or force.
4. to make less loud or lower in pitch.
5. to bring down in rank or estimation.
6. to alter the articulation of (a vowel) by increasing the distance of the tongue downward from the palate.
7. to become lower, grow less, or diminish.
8. to descend; sink: the sun lowering in the west.
9. comparative of low 1.
10. of or pertaining to the parts of a river farthest from the source.
11. (often cap.) of or pertaining to an early division of a geologic period, system, or the like: the Lower Devonian.
12. Usu., lowers. a denture for the lower jaw.
13. a lower berth.
[1150–1200; Middle English, comp. of low1 (adj.)]


(ˈlaʊ ər, laʊər)
1. to be dark and threatening.
2. to scowl; glower.
3. a frown; scowl.


Past participle: loured
Gerund: louring

I lour
you lour
he/she/it lours
we lour
you lour
they lour
I loured
you loured
he/she/it loured
we loured
you loured
they loured
Present Continuous
I am louring
you are louring
he/she/it is louring
we are louring
you are louring
they are louring
Present Perfect
I have loured
you have loured
he/she/it has loured
we have loured
you have loured
they have loured
Past Continuous
I was louring
you were louring
he/she/it was louring
we were louring
you were louring
they were louring
Past Perfect
I had loured
you had loured
he/she/it had loured
we had loured
you had loured
they had loured
I will lour
you will lour
he/she/it will lour
we will lour
you will lour
they will lour
Future Perfect
I will have loured
you will have loured
he/she/it will have loured
we will have loured
you will have loured
they will have loured
Future Continuous
I will be louring
you will be louring
he/she/it will be louring
we will be louring
you will be louring
they will be louring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been louring
you have been louring
he/she/it has been louring
we have been louring
you have been louring
they have been louring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been louring
you will have been louring
he/she/it will have been louring
we will have been louring
you will have been louring
they will have been louring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been louring
you had been louring
he/she/it had been louring
we had been louring
you had been louring
they had been louring
I would lour
you would lour
he/she/it would lour
we would lour
you would lour
they would lour
Past Conditional
I would have loured
you would have loured
he/she/it would have loured
we would have loured
you would have loured
they would have loured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lour - set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"
devalue - lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
derate - lower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus
subordinate, subdue - make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
2.lour - make lower or quieterlour - make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
3.lour - look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
scowl - frown with displeasure
grimace, make a face, pull a face - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

lower 1

also lour
1. To wrinkle one's brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
Idiom: look black.
2. To stare fixedly and angrily:
3. To be imminent:
1. The act of wrinkling the brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
2. A fixed angry stare:
يُظْلِم، يَتَجَهَّم، يَعْبِس


, lower
vi (person)ein finsteres Gesicht machen; (clouds)sich türmen; a threatening sky louredder Himmel war bedrohlich dunkel or überzogen



(ˈlauə) verb
(of the sky etc) to become dark or threatening.
ˈlowering adjective
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