louring

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English louryng, louringe, lowrynge, later variant of lourand, lowrand, lourande, lowrande, equivalent to lour +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch loerend (lurking, louring).

Verb[edit]

louring

  1. present participle of lour

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English louring, lowrynge, luring, equivalent to lour +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

louring (plural lourings)

  1. The act of one who, or that which, lours.
    • 1904-1908, Thomas Hardy, The Dynasts
      Times are they fraught with peril, trouble, gloom; / We have to mark their lourings and to face them.

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