Synonyms of lower


1. lower berth, lower, berth, bunk, built in bed

usage: the lower of two berths


1. lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down, move, displace

usage: move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf"

2. lower, lour, devalue

usage: set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"

3. turn down, lower, lour, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio"

4. lower, depress, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"

5. frown, glower, lour, lower, grimace, make a face, pull a face

usage: look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval


1. low (vs. high), debased, devalued, degraded, depressed, down(predicate), low-level, reduced, rock-bottom, inferior

usage: less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"

2. low (vs. high), deep, low-growing, flat-growing, ground-hugging, low-level, low-altitude, low-lying, lowset, low-set, nether, under, squat, underslung, down, inferior, short#3, little

usage: literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"

3. low, low-toned, soft (vs. loud)

usage: very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf"

4. low, unrefined (vs. refined)

usage: unrefined in character; "low comedy"

5. low (vs. high), low-pitched, alto, contralto, baritone, bass, deep, contrabass, double-bass, throaty

usage: used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

6. abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy, contemptible (vs. estimable)

usage: of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"

7. humble, low, lowly, modest, small, inferior (vs. superior)

usage: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

8. depleted, low, insufficient (vs. sufficient), deficient

usage: no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted"

9. broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low, humble (vs. proud)

usage: subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"

10. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited, dejected (vs. elated)

usage: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"

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