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lowering

[ lou-er-ing, louuh r-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF lowering

Synonyms for lowering

  • heavy
  • menacing
  • overcast
  • overhanging
  • gloomy
  • ominous
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With a lowering face he watched her descend and, his hand on the newel, confronted her.

People are not particular about lowering the blinds in the country.

There was no lowering of the eyelids when they confessed; no hangdog look about the mouth.

"Sure I do," answered the Nimrod, lowering his cheek to the stock of the gun.

Ghostly and dark the room became, and full of lowering shadows.

Away ran Peggy after the cow—while lowering Marcus cursed them all three.

The clouds appeared to have come down on the water, where they hung, lowering.

"I have been drugged and robbed," he replied, lowering his voice.

And thus jauntily did I carry my knowledge of the lowering cloud.

He took his friend's hands in his, and lowering his voice: "You'll join us, won't you?"

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "to descend, sink," from lower (adj.), from Middle English lahghere (c.1200), comparative of low (adj.). Transitive meaning "to let down, to cause to descend" attested from 1650s. Related: Lowered; lowering. In the sense "to cause to descend" the simple verb low (Middle English lahghenn, c.1200) was in use into the 18c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LOWERING

cloudy

adjectivehazy; darkened

critical

adjectivefault-finding, detracting

cutback

noundecrease
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