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low·er 1

 (lou′ər, lour) also lour (lour)
intr.v. low·ered, low·er·ing, low·ers also loured or lour·ing or lours
1. To look angry, sullen, or threatening. See Synonyms at frown.
2. To appear dark or stormy, as the sky.
1. A threatening, sullen, or angry look.
2. A dark or stormy appearance: the lower of thunderheads.

[Middle English louren.]

low′er·ing·ly adv.

low·er 2

adj. Comparative of low 2
1. Below another in rank, position, or authority.
2. Physically situated below a similar or comparable thing: a lower shelf.
3. Lower Geology & Archaeology Relating to or being an earlier or older division of the period named.
4. Biology Less complex in organization or having traits similar to those of organisms that evolved earlier in the history of life on Earth.
5. Denoting the larger and usually more representative house of a bicameral legislature.
v. low·ered, low·er·ing, low·ers
1. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
2. To reduce in value, degree, or quality.
3. To weaken; undermine: lower one's energy.
4. To reduce in standing or respect.
1. To move down: Her hand lowered.
2. To become less; diminish: The temperature has lowered gradually this month.


(ˈlaʊ ər ɪŋ, ˈlaʊər ɪŋ)

1. dark and threatening: lowering skies.
2. frowning; scowling.
low′er•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lowering - the act of causing to become lesslowering - the act of causing to become less  
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
tapering - the act of gradually lowering the size or amount; "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"
2.lowering - the act of causing something to move to a lower level
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
Adj.1.lowering - darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"


2. glowering, forbidding, grim, frowning, brooding, scowling, sullen, surly We walked in fear of his lowering temperament.
عابِس، مُتَجَهِّم
ógnvænlegur; drungalegur


[ˈlaʊərɪŋ] ADJ [expression, glance] → ceñudo; [sky] → encapotado


1 [ˈləʊərɪŋ]
1. n (of price) → riduzione f, diminuzione f; (of temperature, pressure) → abbassamento; (of resistance) → indebolimento; (of boat) → messa in acqua
the lowering of morale → il calo del morale
the lowering of the flag → l'ammainabandiera
2. adjumiliante, degradante


2 [ˈlaʊərɪŋ] adj (look, sky) → minaccioso/a



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