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lowering

noun

1 lowering

The act of causing to become less.

Roget 308: lowering etc. v.; depression; dip etc. (concavity) 252; abasement; detrusion; reduction.    overthrow, overset, overturn; ... show more

Polish: obniżenie się



2 lowering

The act of causing something to move to a lower level.

synonym: letting down.

adjective

1 lowering

Darkened by clouds.

synonyms: heavy, sullen, threatening.

Roget 837: cheerless, joyless, spiritless; uncheerful, uncheery; unlively; unhappy etc. 828; melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Stygian, abatement, about to be, abridgment, abusive, alleviation, already in sight, apocalyptic, approaching, at hand, attenuation, bad, baleful, baneful, beetle, beetle-browed, beetling ... show more.

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lower

noun

1 lower

The lower of two berths.

synonym: lower berth.

verb

1 lower

Move something or somebody to a lower position.

synonyms: bring down, get down, let down, take down.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Roget 511: predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, divine, foretell, soothsay, augurate, tell fortunes; cast a horoscope, cast a nativity; advise; forewarn ... show more

Roget 422: be dim, grow dim etc. adj.; flicker, twinkle, glimmer; loom, lower; fade; pale, pale its ineffectual fire [Hamlet]. ... show more

Roget 421: be dark etc. adj.. darken, obscure, shade; dim; tone down, lower; overcast, overshadow; eclipse; obfuscate, offuscate; ... show more

Roget 207: be low etc. adj.; lie low, lie flat; underlie; crouch, slouch, wallow, grovel; lower etc. (depress) 308.    ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Dutch: afzinken, neerlaten

2 lower

Set lower:
— Lower a rating.
— Lower expectations.

synonym: lour.

3 lower

Make lower or quieter.

synonyms: lour, turn down.

Dutch: verlagen, vernederen

4 lower

Cause to drop or sink.

synonym: depress.

Roget 837: be dejected etc. adj.; grieve; mourn etc. (lament) 839; take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.    ... show more

5 lower

Look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval.

synonyms: frown, glower, lour.

Roget 901a: be sullen etc. adj.; sulk; frown, scowl, lower, glower, gloam, pout, have a hangdog look, glout.   

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more


adjective

Roget 34: inferior, smaller; small etc. 32; minor, less, lesser, deficient, minus, lower, subordinate, secondary; secondrate ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abase, abash, abated, ablated, abridge, apprehend, approach, attenuated, await, bated, be imminent, be in store, bear down, beat down, belittle, belittled, bludgeon, bode, bore, break ... show more.

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