beetle-browed


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bee·tle-browed

 (bē′tl-broud′)
adj.
Having thick, prominent or projecting eyebrows.

[Middle English bitel-brouwed , having grim brows, sullen, perhaps from bitil, betil, bug, beetle (from the resemblance of a pair of thick eyebrows to the tufted antennae of a cockchafer); see beetle1, or from bitel, sharp (probably from Old English *bitol, biting, from Old English bite, bite); see bit2 + brouwed (from brow, brow; see brow).]

beetle-browed

adj
1. having bushy or overhanging eyebrows
2. sullen in appearance; scowling
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beetle-browed - sullen or unfriendly in appearancebeetle-browed - sullen or unfriendly in appearance  
unfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
Translations

beetle-browed

[ˈbiːtlˈbraʊd] ADJcejialto, de cejas muy espesas

beetle-browed

[ˈbiːtlˌbraʊd] adjdalle folte sopracciglia
References in classic literature ?
Certain it is that, some fifteen or twenty years after the settlement of the town, the wooden jail was already marked with weather-stains and other indications of age, which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetle-browed and gloomy front.
Finding myself freed from the staple, I dragged myself up stairs as well as a man loaded with shackles, and emaciated with fasting, might; and after much groping about, I was at length directed, by the sound of a jolly roundelay, to the apartment where the worthy Sacristan, an it so please ye, was holding a devil's mass with a huge beetle-browed, broad-shouldered brother of the grey-frock and cowl, who looked much more like a thief than a clergyman.
It was one of those rusty, moss-grown, many-peaked wooden houses, which are scattered about the streets of our elder towns, with a beetle-browed second story projecting over the foundation, as if it frowned at the novelty around it.
He recognized him as one of the scurvy knaves who had dined at the bottom of the room the night before--a vast, beetle-browed fellow with a squint, a mop of red hair, and a genius for silence.
The crook may well be beetle-browed and shifty-eyed, the elected leader prosperous-looking and well-fed.
The Scots get a shout too - a young beetle-browed Leonid Brezhnev, who became one of the USSR's longest-serving leaders, is played by Springburn's Gerald Lepkowski from Game Of Thrones.
He always thinks everything is going to turn out badly, and that attitude has made him--literally--gray, with dark hair and a slightly beetle-browed expression.
Fossils of humans and their beetle-browed evolutionary cousins display signs of extremely extended travel that occurred between roughly 120,000 and 10,000 years ago, biological anthropologists Colin Shaw and Jay Stock of the University of Cambridge in England report.