Scowl meaning

skoul
A look of anger or frowning disapproval.
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Scowl is defined as to wrinkle the eyebrows to show disapproval or anger.

An example of scowl is for a father to look at his daughter disapprovingly after she tells a blatant lie.

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The definition of a scowl is a gloomy or intimidating look.

An example of scowl is what an angry clown may wear on his face in a haunted house.

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To wrinkle or contract the brow as an expression of anger or disapproval.
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To express (displeasure, for example) with a frowning facial expression.
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To contract the eyebrows and lower the corners of the mouth in showing displeasure; look angry, irritated, or sullen.
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To have a threatening look; lower.
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To affect, influence, or express with a scowl or scowls.
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The act or expression of scowling; angry frown.
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A threatening aspect.
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(intransitive) To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
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(intransitive, by extension) To look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.
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(intransitive) To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.

To scowl a rival into submission.

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The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowning; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.
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Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect.
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To express by a scowl.

To scowl defiance.

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Origin of scowl

  • Middle English scoulen probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition