Definition of scowl verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

scowl

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verb
BrE BrE//skaʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skaʊl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scowl
BrE BrE//skaʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skaʊl//
 
he / she / it scowls
BrE BrE//skaʊlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skaʊlz//
 
past simple scowled
BrE BrE//skaʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skaʊld//
 
past participle scowled
BrE BrE//skaʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skaʊld//
 
-ing form scowling
BrE BrE//ˈskaʊlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskaʊlɪŋ//
 
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[intransitive] scowl (at somebody/something) to look at somebody/something in an angry or annoyed way synonym glower The receptionist scowled at me. Wordfinderbeam, expression, frown, grimace, grin, leer, scowl, smirk, sneer, wince See related entries: Facial expressions Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish skule ‘scowl’. The noun dates from the early 16th cent.Extra examples He scowled at her before stalking out of the room. His eyes scowled down at her. She scowled darkly and muttered something under her breath. ‘I want a word with you,’ he said, scowling. He stood scowling down at the child. She scowled fiercely at them.
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