scowl


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scowl

 (skoul)
v. scowled, scowl·ing, scowls
v.intr.
To wrinkle or contract the brow as an expression of anger or disapproval. See Synonyms at frown.
v.tr.
To express (displeasure, for example) with a frowning facial expression.
n.
A look of anger or frowning disapproval.

[Middle English scoulen, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

scowl′er n.
scowl′ing·ly adv.

scowl

(skaʊl)
vb
(intr) to contract the brows in a threatening or angry manner
n
a gloomy or threatening expression
[C14: probably from Scandinavian; compare Danish skule to look down, Old English scūlēgede squint-eyed]

scowl

(skaʊl)

v.i.
1. to draw down or contract the brows in a sullen, displeased, or angry manner.
2. to have a gloomy or threatening look.
v.t.
3. to affect or express with a scowl.
n.
4. a scowling expression, look, or aspect.
[1300–50; Middle English scoulen (v.); perhaps < Scandinavian]
scowl′er, n.

scowl


Past participle: scowled
Gerund: scowling

Imperative
scowl
scowl
Present
I scowl
you scowl
he/she/it scowls
we scowl
you scowl
they scowl
Preterite
I scowled
you scowled
he/she/it scowled
we scowled
you scowled
they scowled
Present Continuous
I am scowling
you are scowling
he/she/it is scowling
we are scowling
you are scowling
they are scowling
Present Perfect
I have scowled
you have scowled
he/she/it has scowled
we have scowled
you have scowled
they have scowled
Past Continuous
I was scowling
you were scowling
he/she/it was scowling
we were scowling
you were scowling
they were scowling
Past Perfect
I had scowled
you had scowled
he/she/it had scowled
we had scowled
you had scowled
they had scowled
Future
I will scowl
you will scowl
he/she/it will scowl
we will scowl
you will scowl
they will scowl
Future Perfect
I will have scowled
you will have scowled
he/she/it will have scowled
we will have scowled
you will have scowled
they will have scowled
Future Continuous
I will be scowling
you will be scowling
he/she/it will be scowling
we will be scowling
you will be scowling
they will be scowling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scowling
you have been scowling
he/she/it has been scowling
we have been scowling
you have been scowling
they have been scowling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scowling
you will have been scowling
he/she/it will have been scowling
we will have been scowling
you will have been scowling
they will have been scowling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scowling
you had been scowling
he/she/it had been scowling
we had been scowling
you had been scowling
they had been scowling
Conditional
I would scowl
you would scowl
he/she/it would scowl
we would scowl
you would scowl
they would scowl
Past Conditional
I would have scowled
you would have scowled
he/she/it would have scowled
we would have scowled
you would have scowled
they would have scowled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scowl - a facial expression of dislike or displeasurescowl - a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
Verb1.scowl - frown with displeasure
frown, glower, lour, lower - look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

scowl

verb
1. glower, frown, look daggers, grimace, lour or lower She scowled at the two men as they entered the room.
noun
1. glower, frown, dirty look, black look, grimace He met the remark with a scowl.

scowl

verb
1. To wrinkle one's brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
Idiom: look black.
2. To stare fixedly and angrily:
noun
1. The act of wrinkling the brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
2. A fixed angry stare:
Translations
عُبوس، تَقْطيبُ الحاجِبَيْنيَعْبِس، يُقَطِّبُ حاجِبَيْه
mračit sezamračený
skuleskulen
finster blickenStrinrunzeln
grettayggla sig
rūstis
dusmīgi skatītiesdusmīgs/drūms skatiensraukt pieri
kaş çatmakkaşını çatmak

scowl

[skaʊl]
A. Nceño m fruncido
he said with a scowldijo con el ceño fruncido
B. VIfruncir el ceño, fruncir el entrecejo
to scowl at sbmirar a algn con el ceño fruncido, mirar a algn frunciendo el ceño or el entrecejo

scowl

[ˈskaʊl]
vise renfrogner, avoir l'air maussade
to scowl at sb → regarder qn de travers
nair m renfrogné

scowl

nunmutiger Ausdruck, finsterer Blick, böses Gesicht; to give somebody a scowljdn böse ansehen
viein böses or finsteres Gesicht machen; to scowl at somebodyjdn böse ansehen; what are you scowling about or at?warum machst du so ein böses Gesicht?

scowl

[skaʊl]
1. nespressione f accigliata
with a scowl → con lo sguardo torvo
2. viaccigliarsi
to scowl at sb → guardare qn in malo modo

scowl

(skaul) verb
to wrinkle the brow in displeasure. He scowled furiously (at her).
noun
angry expression on the face.
References in classic literature ?
She, in fact, felt a reverence for the pictured visage, of which only a far-descended and time-stricken virgin could be susceptible; and this forbidding scowl was the innocent result of her near-sightedness, and an effort so to concentrate her powers of vision as to substitute a firm outline of the object instead of a vague one.
Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
After a moment's pause on the threshold, peering towards the window with her near-sighted scowl, as if frowning down some bitter enemy, she suddenly projected herself into the shop.
Yet there was no other way, and so, convinced that thus alone might he hope to reach his prey, Paulvitch, with a parting scowl at the two figures upon the Kincaid's deck, turned away from the river.
The man raised his eyes from the magazine--eyes that went wide for a moment as they fell upon the familiar countenance of Rokoff's lieutenant, only to narrow instantly in a scowl of disapproval.
Achmet Zek scowled and Werper's heart sank; but Werper did not know Achmet Zek, who was quite apt to scowl where another would smile, and smile where another would scowl.
The man's lips were threatening to smile, but the scowl above them was still trying to hold them grimly stern.
There is defiance in the remaining stumps of her masts, raised up like maimed limbs against the menacing scowl of a stormy sky; there is high courage in the upward sweep of her lines towards the bow; and as soon as, on a hastily-rigged spar, a strip of canvas is shown to the wind to keep her head to sea, she faces the waves again with an unsubdued courage.
An expression of relief expunged the scowl of anxiety from his features.
Many an ugly scowl was cast upon the tall European by swarthy, dark-eyed sons of the desert, but neither smiles nor scowls produced any outwardly visible effect upon him.
When that gentleman came from the City, and was welcomed in the drawing-room by his daughters and the elegant Miss Wirt, they saw at once by his face--which was puffy, solemn, and yellow at the best of times--and by the scowl and twitching of his black eyebrows, that the heart within his large white waistcoat was disturbed and uneasy.
Old Osborne's scowl, terrific always, had never before looked so deadly to her.