lowering Definition

  • 1dark and threatening in appearance or mood
  • 2the action of making something lower

Using lowering: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lowering" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The lowering sky signaled the coming storm.

  • Example

    The lowering of taxes was a campaign promise.

  • Example

    The lowering of his voice made her uneasy.

lowering Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with lowering

  • to become less guarded or vigilant


    She lowered her guard and confided in him.

  • to take decisive action, often involving punishment


    The boss lowered the boom on the employee who was always late.

  • to reduce standards or expectations


    The school lowered the bar for admission to attract more students.


Summary: lowering in Brief

The term 'lowering' [ˈlaʊərɪŋ] can be used as an adjective to describe something dark and threatening, or as a noun to refer to the action of making something lower. It can be seen in phrases like 'lowering one's guard,' meaning to become less guarded, and 'lowering the boom,' meaning to take decisive action. 'Lowering' can also be used to describe a reduction in standards or expectations, as in 'lowering the bar.'

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