Definition of glower in English:

glower

Syllabification: glow·er
Pronunciation: /ˈglouər
 
/

verb

[no object]
  • Have an angry or sullen look on one’s face; scowl: she glowered at him suspiciously
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    scowl, glare, look daggers, frown, lower, give someone a black look
    informal give someone a dirty look

noun

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  • An angry or sullen look.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    scowl, glare, frown, black look
    informal dirty look

Derivatives

glowering

adjective
More example sentences
  • The world will see a nice trial, with a 22-year-old glowering man sentenced to life.
  • The high guard towers will lay empty, their glowering profile softened by unruly nests of squawking birds.
  • I dropped Christine's hand at his glowering look.

gloweringly

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 15th century: perhaps a Scots variant of synonymous dialect glore, or from obsolete glow 'to stare', both possibly of Scandinavian origin.

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