Scowl Definition

skoul
scowled, scowling, scowls
verb
scowled, scowling, scowls
To contract the eyebrows and lower the corners of the mouth in showing displeasure; look angry, irritated, or sullen.
Webster's New World
To affect, influence, or express with a scowl or scowls.
Webster's New World
To express (displeasure, for example) with a frowning facial expression.
American Heritage
To have a threatening look; lower.
Webster's New World
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noun
scowls
A look of anger or frowning disapproval.
American Heritage
The act or expression of scowling; angry frown.
Webster's New World
A threatening aspect.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Scowl

Noun

Singular:
scowl
Plural:
scowls

Origin of Scowl

  • Middle English scoulen probably of Scandinavian origin

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

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