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.]
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.

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