Scowling
Scowl Scowl (skoul), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scowled} (skould); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scowling}.] [Akin to Dan. skule; cf. Icel. skolla to skulk, LG. schulen to hide one's self, D. schuilen, G. schielen to squint, Dan. skele, Sw. skela, AS. sceolh squinting. Cf. {Skulk}.] 1. To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry. [1913 Webster]

She scowled and frowned with froward countenance. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower. ``The scowling heavens.'' --Thomson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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