- An angry or bad-tempered expression.More example sentences
- When he saw that she was examining him, his neutral expression turned into a scowl.
- Twelve guards entered the room, scowls and sneers on their faces.
- Number one rule; never smile at your opponent; scowls and grimaces are the order of the day.
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- Frown in an angry or bad-tempered way: she scowled at him defiantlyMore example sentences
glower at, frown at, glare at, grimace at, lower at, look daggers at, give someone a black look; make a face at, pull a face, turn the corners of one's mouth down at, pout at• informal give someone a dirty look
- She met Jack outside Lizzi's bedroom door and found his face to be angry, he was scowling at her.
- Keo frowned and moved towards her, but she scowled and backed up, keeping out of his reach.
- A typical boy, my little Maddy is now scowling at me every time I mention his resounding defeat.
late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish skule 'scowl'. The noun dates from the early 16th century.