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Meaning of SCOWL

Pronunciation:  skawl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
  2. [v]  frown with displeasure
 

SCOWL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: frown
 
 See Also: facial expression, facial gesture, frown, glower, lour, lower

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scowl\ (skoul), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scowled} (skould);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Scowling}.] [Akin to Dan. skule; cf. Icel.
    skolla to skulk, LG. schulen to hide one's self, D. schuilen,
    G. schielen to squint, Dan. skele, Sw. skela, AS. sceolh
    squinting. Cf. {Skulk}.]
    1. To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to
       put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or
       angry.
    
             She scowled and frowned with froward countenance.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    2. Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.
       ``The scowling heavens.'' --Thomson.
    
    
  2. \Scowl\, v. t.
    1. To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown. --Milton.
    
    2. To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance.
    
    
  3. \Scowl\, n.
    1. The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the
       expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in
       the countenance; an angry frown.
    
             With solemn phiz, and critic scowl.   --Lloyd.
    
    2. Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect. --Burns.
    
             A ruddy storm, whose scowl Made heaven's radiant
             face look foul.                       --Crashaw.
    
    
 

 

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