loweringly

lowering

[lou-er-ing, louuhr-ing]
adjective
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.
Also, louring.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English louring. See lower2, -ing2

loweringly, adverb
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lour or lower (laʊə)
 
vb
1.  (esp of the sky, weather, etc) to be overcast, dark, and menacing
2.  to scowl or frown
 
n
3.  a menacing scowl or appearance
 
[C13 louren to scowl; compare German lauern to lurk]
 
lower or lower
 
vb
 
n
 
[C13 louren to scowl; compare German lauern to lurk]
 
'louring or lower
 
adj
 
'lowering or lower
 
adj
 
'louringly or lower
 
adv
 
'loweringly or lower
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

lower
"to cause to descend," c.1600, from lower (adj.), from M.E. lahghere (c.1200), comp. of low (adj.).

lower
(also lour), M.E. louren, luren "to frown, lurk," from O.E. *luran or from its cognates, M.L.G. luren, M.Du. loeren "lie in wait."
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lower   (lō'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
Being an earlier division of the geological or archaeological period named. Compare upper.
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