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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.
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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]
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

scowl

[ˈskaʊl]
vise renfrogner, avoir l'air maussade
to scowl at sb → regarder qn de travers
nair m renfrogné
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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?
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

scowl

[skaʊl]
1. nespressione f accigliata
with a scowl → con lo sguardo torvo
2. viaccigliarsi
to scowl at sb → guardare qn in malo modo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

scowl

(skaul) verb
to wrinkle the brow in displeasure. He scowled furiously (at her).
noun
angry expression on the face.
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References in classic literature ?
The Russian scowled, muttering an imprecation; but nothing could be gained by argument, and so he did his best to reconcile himself to his loss in the knowledge that the sailor would never reach London to enjoy the fruits of his thievery.
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.
No sooner had he crossed the border of this domain when two guards seized him and carried him before the Grand Gallipoot of the Growleywogs, who scowled upon him ferociously and asked him why he dared intrude upon his territory.
Here the General paused, and the Grand Gallipoot scowled upon him more terribly than ever and said:
Betweenwhiles he scowled over the plantation account-books, made rough estimates, added and balanced, and scowled the harder.
Then he remembered the accounts of Berande, and the cropper that was coming, and scowled.
He scowled horribly, contracting the scalp strongly over the brows and bringing the hair down from the top of the head until each hair stood apart and pointed straight forward.
and what are you guys talking about anyway.???" Her mother was slightly annoyed as her daughter scowled and stomped her feet, but calmly explained, "We are trying to find a time for you to come in for your make-up lesson." Sarah froze.