View synonyms for lowering


[ lou-er-ing, louuhr-ing ]


  1. dark and threatening, as the sky, clouds, or weather; overcast; gloomy:

    lowering skies.

  2. frowning or sullen, as the face or gaze; scowling; angry.

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  • low·er·ing·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lowering1

First recorded in 1300–50, lowering is from the Middle English word louring. See lower 2, -ing 2

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Example Sentences

As the pandemic approaches its second year, there is a gradual uptick in regional travel due to the gradual lowering of Covid-19 restrictions.

From Quartz

Board members said Thursday that they are considering a temporary lowering of fares to lure riders back at a time when many workers say they are considering other commuting options.

The lowering of rent will allow the restaurant to remain open through the end of the year.

From Eater

In a new video, the Kentucky Republican brags about lowering the boom on sexual harasser Bob Packwood.

So you can reduce your risk of heart disease, by a lot, without lowering your LDL.

Under a lowering sky, the entourage crowds into two Hertz station wagons for the sixty mile drive to Las Cruces.

In fact, foes of abortion have opposed most every single public policy that contributes to lowering the abortion rate in America.

Ted Kennedy,” the aide continued, lowering his voice to a whisper for the punch line, “dead.

“The British Raj is doomed,” she muttered, lowering her voice, and bringing her magnificent eyes close to his.

The horizon, however, was lowering and hazy, and the sun had not force enough to tear the murky veil asunder.

Lowering her voice, and casting a timid glance around, she whispered in his ear, as if afraid of speaking it out.

But what means this sudden lowering of the heavens, and that dark cloud arising from beneath the western horizon?

It was a debasing, lowering occurrence, and he felt sure that it could hardly have taken place in his servants' hall.





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