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scowl

 
 
pronunciation:
skaUl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scowls, scowling, scowled
definition: to make one's eyebrows contract in an expression of anger, threat, displeasure, or the like; glower.
She was deeply offended by what he'd said and she scowled at him angrily.The prisoners scowled and spat as their captors paraded by their enclosure.
synonyms:
frown, glower
similar words:
glare, grimace, look daggers at, lower, pout
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express with an angry or threatening frown.
He scowled his displeasure with the proposal.
synonyms:
frown
antonyms:
grin, smile
similar words:
glare
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part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of scowling.
The boy's mother gave him a scowl for teasing his little sister.
synonyms:
frown, glower
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derivation: scowlingly (adv.)
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