scowling


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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.

scowling

(ˈskaʊlɪŋ)
adj
having a gloomy or threatening expression
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scowling - sullen or unfriendly in appearancescowling - sullen or unfriendly in appearance  
unfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
Translations

scowling

[ˈskaʊlɪŋ] ADJceñudo

scowling

adjmissmutig
References in classic literature ?
But Levin, scowling, made as though he did not notice his hand, and took out the snipe.
Levin said in French to Stepan Arkadyevitch, scowling morosely.
That's Ryabinin's way of doing business; he doesn't haggle over every half-penny," he added, scowling and waving the pocketbook.
A MEMBER of the State Militia stood at a street corner, scowling stormily, and the people passing that way went a long way around him, thinking of the horrors of war.
As Jane and Tarzan stood upon the vessel's deck recounting to one another the details of the various adventures through which each had passed since they had parted in their London home, there glared at them from beneath scowling brows a hidden watcher upon the shore.
From among those who had not been of the searching party a chieftain arose and turned a scowling face upon O-Tar.
A half smile played about his lips, but of a sudden a mighty fist shot into the face of the scowling Arab, and back of it were the terrible muscles of the ape-man.
But the god changed into a dreadful lion there on the ship, in the bows, and roared loudly: amidships also he showed his wonders and created a shaggy bear which stood up ravening, while on the forepeak was the lion glaring fiercely with scowling brows.
The tolling over, the head of the family thrust his hands into the great tail-pockets of his great blue coat with brass buttons, and without waiting for a further announcement strode downstairs alone, scowling over his shoulder at the four females.
What secret thought caused his mouth to smile with so much bitterness, at the same moment that his scowling brows approached each other like two bulls on the point of fighting?
Encouraged by this evidence of his power, he thrust his head into view, and by scowling and snarling and gnashing his fangs tried to intimidate me.
Dirty, ill-looking, scowling men; dirty, slovenly, and wickedly ugly women; children to match, snarling, filthy little curs, with a ready beggar's whine on occasion.