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Inherited from Middle French lourd, from Old French lorz, lourt, from Late Latin lurdus, lordus, probably from Latin lūridus (sallow), possibly influenced by Frankish *lort (crooked, clumsy); related to Old English lort (crooked).



lourd (feminine lourde, masculine plural lourds, feminine plural lourdes)

  1. heavy
  2. clumsy, oafish
  3. (informal) annoying, a drag
    Synonyms: pénible, chiant, relou
    Ce type est vraiment lourd, il arrête pas de me parler sans remarquer que je m’en fous.This guy is really annoying, he won’t stop talking to me and doesn’t notice that I don’t give a shit.
  4. (weather) sultry, humid
  5. (boxing) heavyweight

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