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scowl

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verb \ˈskau̇(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of scowl

  • : to look at someone or something in a way that shows anger or disapproval

Full Definition of scowl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to contract the brow in an expression of displeasure

  3. 2 :  to exhibit a threatening aspect

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to express with a scowl

scowl·er noun
scowl·ing·ly play \ˈskau̇-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of scowl

  1. <scowled down at the misbehaving child>



Origin of scowl

Middle English skoulen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Dan skule to scowl


First Known Use: 14th century


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scowl

noun

Simple Definition of scowl

  • : an expression on someone's face that shows anger or disapproval

Full Definition of scowl

  1. :  a facial expression of displeasure :  frown

Examples of scowl

  1. The teacher gave me a scowl when I walked in late.

  2. She responded to his question with a scowl.



Circa 1520

First Known Use of scowl

circa 1520

Rhymes with scowl



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