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Wordnet 3.0


1. sullen or unfriendly in appearance;
[syn: beetle-browed, scowling]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scowl \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. [1913 Webster] She scowled and frowned with froward countenance. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower. "The scowling heavens." --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scowling adj 1: sullen or unfriendly in appearance [syn: beetle-browed, scowling]