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scowl

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval
  • the man across the street never seems to wear anything but a scowl

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scowl

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of scowl (Entry 2 of 2)

to look with anger or disapproval
  • scowled down at the misbehaving child

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The first known use of scowl was in the 14th century

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“Scowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scowl. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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