Scowl

Definition of Scowl

Pronunciation: skoul
v. i.1.To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
[imp. & p. p. Scowled (skould); p. pr. & vb. n. Scowling.]
She scowled and frowned with froward countenance.
- Spenser.
2.Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.
v. t.1.To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.
2.To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance.
n.1.The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.
With solemn phiz, and critic scowl.
- Lloyd.
2.Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect.
A ruddy storm, whose scowl
Made heaven's radiant face look foul.
- Crashaw.

Related Words

angry look, black look, color, dirty look, flush, glare, gloom, gnarl, grimace, growl, knit the brow, long face, look black, look daggers, look sullen, lour, lower, make a lip, make a moue, mantle, moue, mow, nasty look, offense, pique, pout, pull a face, redden, reproving look, snap, snarl, spit, umbrage, wry face
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