An angry or bad-tempered expression.
- 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.
frown, glower, glare, grimace, black look
informal dirty look
Frown in an angry or bad-tempered way: she scowled at him defiantly
More example sentences
- 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.
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
- Example sentences
- Either way, give me this lot over a bunch of monosyllabic scowlers any day.
- She might attempt a direct encounter and offer the scowler a ‘How are you?‘and a smile.’
Late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish skule 'scowl'. The noun dates from the early 16th century.
Words that rhyme with scowlafoul, befoul, cowl, foul, fowl, growl, howl, jowl, owl, prowl, Rabaul, yowl
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