Definition of Scowl

1. Noun. A facial expression of dislike or displeasure.

Exact synonyms: Frown
Generic synonyms: Facial Expression, Facial Gesture
Derivative terms: Frown



2. Verb. Frown with displeasure.
Generic synonyms: Frown, Glower, Lour, Lower

Definition of Scowl

1. v. i. To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.

2. v. t. To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.

3. n. The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.

Definition of Scowl

1. Noun. The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowning; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown. ¹

2. Noun. Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect. ¹

3. Verb. To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry. ¹

4. Verb. Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower. ¹

5. Verb. To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown. ¹

6. Verb. To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scowl

1. to frown angrily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scowl

scoutmasters
scoutmastership
scoutmasterships
scoutmistress
scoutmistresses
scouts
scouty
scove
scow
scowder
scowdered
scowdering
scowders
scowed
scowing
scowl (current term)
scowled
scowler
scowlers
scowling
scowlingly
scowls
scowp
scowped
scowping
scowps
scowrer
scowrers
scowrie
scowries

Literary usage of Scowl

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1. The Smile: If You Can Do Nothing Else, You Can Smile, by Samuel Silas Curry (1915)
"The scowl denotes disapproval and dissatisfaction; the smile, ... The scowl signifies discontent and annoyance, the smile contentment and enjoyment. ..."

2. The Smile: If You Can Do Nothing Else, You Can Smile, by Samuel Silas Curry (1915)
"The scowl denotes disapproval and dissatisfaction; the smile, ... The scowl signifies discontent and annoyance, the smile contentment and enjoyment. ..."

3. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"Kurt belched loudly, provoking a scowl from the Greek. 1 he Waldos all Showed Up in a bunch, with plastic brown liter bottles filled with murky homemade ..."

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