- Have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl: she glowered at him suspiciously [as adjective]: (glowering) his father’s glowering faceMore example sentences
- I glowered at him with angry tears of frustration shining in my eyes before I dropped my gaze and crossed my arms again.
- Every time he was given out he gesticulated, frowned, glowered and stared at the umpires.
- Her brow furrowed and her scorning frown deepened as she glowered at him angrily.
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- An angry or sullen look: the angry glower on the face of the policemanMore example sentences
- My glower became a frown, and I folded my arms, leaning back against the couch.
- It was an intemperate outburst, but even as he stamped out of the room with a dark glower, his inquisitors were breaking into smiles.
- A faint smirk pulls at the corners of Alonzo's pale lips, but noticing it, he immediately replaces the smirk with yet another angry glower.
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- Koro brings up his granddaughter himself but inwardly resents the lack of a male descendant and gloweringly refuses to accept the obvious - that Paikea is the natural inheritor of his mantle.
- But Frank seems gloweringly unconvinced by this spacey new amateur on the team, usurping his status as Roy's heir.
- Upstairs there is the rather more rustic Hansi room, named after the Alsatian artist whose gloweringly Teutonic landscapes decorate its walls, and a series of other wood panelled salons and private rooms.
late 15th century: perhaps a Scots variant of synonymous dialect glore, or from obsolete glow 'to stare', both possibly of Scandinavian origin.