scowl´er

scowl´er
scowl «skowl», verb, noun.
–v.i.
1. to look angry or sullen by lowering the eyebrows; frown: »

The angry man scowled at his son. She scowls dreadfully…out of pure ugliness of temper (Hawthorne).

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under frown. (Cf.frown)
2. Figurative. to have a gloomy or threatening aspect. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under frown. (Cf.frown)
–v.t.
1. to affect by scowling.
2. to express with a scowl: »

to scowl one's disapproval.

–n.
1. an angry, sullen look; frown.
2. Figurative. a gloomy or threatening aspect.
[Middle English scoulen. Compare Danish skule cast down the eyes.]
scowl´er, noun.
scowl´ing|ly, adverb.

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