glower

  • 1 Glower — Glow er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glowering}.] [Cf. {Gloar}.] to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 glower — (v.) mid 14c., to shine; c.1500, to stare with wide eyes, perhaps from a Scandinavian source (Cf. Norw. dialectal glora to glow ), from P.Gmc. base *glo (see GLOW (Cf. glow)), root of O.E. glowan to glow, which influenced the spelling. Or perhaps …

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  • 3 glower — vb lower, *frown, scowl, gloom Analogous words: glare, stare (see GAZE): watch, look (see SEE) Contrasted words: grin, *smile, smirk …

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  • 4 glower — [v] frown glare, gloom, look, look daggers*, lower, scowl, stare, sulk, watch; concept 623 Ant. grin, smile …

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  • 5 glower — ► VERB ▪ have an angry or sullen look on one s face; scowl. ► NOUN ▪ an angry or sullen look. ORIGIN perhaps a Scots variant of dialect glore, or from obsolete glow to stare , both possibly Scandinavian …

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  • 6 glower — [glou′ər] vi. [ME glouren, var. of gloren, prob. < ON, as in Norw dial. glōra, Swed dial. glora, to stare, gape < IE * ĝhlōu < base * ĝhel : see GLOW] to stare with sullen anger; scowl n. a sullen, angry stare; scowl glowering adj.… …

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  • 7 glower — UK [ˈɡlaʊə(r)] / US [ˈɡlaʊr] verb [intransitive] Word forms glower : present tense I/you/we/they glower he/she/it glowers present participle glowering past tense glowered past participle glowered to look angrily at someone Derived word: glower UK …

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  • 8 glower — 1. verb /ˈɡlaʊ.ə(r)/ To look or stare with anger. He must be really angry, just look at him glower. 2. noun /ˈɡlaʊ.ə(r)/ An angry stare or glare …

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  • 9 glower — glow|er [ˈglauə US ər] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from a [i]Scandinavian language] to look at someone in an angry way = ↑glare glower at ▪ She glowered at him disapprovingly. >glower n …

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  • 10 glower — gloweringly, adv. /glow euhr/, v.i. 1. to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger. n. 2. a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger. [1350 1400; ME (Scots) glowren to glower; akin to MLG gluren to be overcast, MD gloeren to… …

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  • 11 glower — v. (D; intr.) to glower at …

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  • 12 glower — [[t]gla͟ʊə(r)[/t]] glowers, glowering, glowered VERB If you glower at someone or something, you look at them angrily. [V at n] He glowered at me but said nothing... He glowered and glared, but she steadfastly refused to look his way. [Also V… …

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  • 13 glower — 1. verb she glowered at him Syn: scowl, glare, look daggers, frown, lower, give someone a black look; informal give someone a dirty look 2. noun the glower on his face Syn: scowl, glare, frown, black look; informal dirty look …

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  • 14 glower — glow•er [[t]ˈglaʊ ər[/t]] v. i. 1) to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger 2) a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME (Scots) glowren to glower; akin to MLG glūren to be overcast, MD gloeren to …

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  • 15 glower — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English (Scots) glowren; akin to Middle Low German glūren to be overcast, Middle Dutch gloeren to leer Date: 15th century to look or stare with sullen annoyance or anger II. noun Date: 1715 a sullen brooding …

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  • 16 glower — Synonyms and related words: angry look, bedroom eyes, color, come hither look, dirty look, evil eye, flush, frown, gape, gaze, glad eye, glare, gloom, glowering look, gnarl, goggle, grimace, growl, knit the brow, long face, look, look black, look …

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  • 17 glower — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. scowl, frown, glare. See resentment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. glare, scowl, sulk; see frown . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. frown, scowl, glare, lower, stare blackly, *shoot a dirty look, *scorch… …

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  • 18 glower — glow|er [ glaur ] verb intransitive to look angrily at someone: GLARE ╾ glow|er noun singular …

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  • 19 glower — glow·er || glaÊŠÉ™(r) v. look at with an angry expression, scowl, stare sullenly, frown …

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  • 20 glower — [ glaʊə] verb have an angry or sullen look on one s face; scowl. noun an angry or sullen look. Derivatives glowering adjective gloweringly adverb Origin C15: perh. a Scots var. of dialect glore, or from obs. glow to stare , both possibly of Scand …

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