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An angry or bad-tempered expression.
frown, glower, glare, grimace, black lookdirty look, death stareglunchView synonyms
- ‘Joshua came back out of the bathroom wearing a scowl, and glared at the other two.’
- ‘Her arms were crossed in front of her, and a scowl darkened her face.’
- ‘All I can say is that, during an hour in the company last week, I didn't observe any scowls or tension.’
- ‘Number one rule; never smile at your opponent; scowls and grimaces are the order of the day.’
- ‘It is only a matter of minutes and the child is soon speeding away, his face screwed up in a scowl.’
- ‘Again we sat at a couple's regular table and were glad we could exchange scowls with them.’
- ‘He picked it up and thrust it with a scowl into the hands of the nearest steward.’
- ‘With a jowly face set in a permanent scowl, he is perfectly suited to the grim realities of war, and he knows it.’
- ‘His face is riven with the faultlines of age, creating the illusion of a constant scowl.’
- ‘There were many scowls and glares in his direction as he walked in the door.’
- ‘She stood off to the side of the room, only barely managing to hide her scowl.’
- ‘Twelve guards entered the room, scowls and sneers on their faces.’
- ‘So he furrows his brow, twists his mouth into a scowl and lets his eyes go dead.’
- ‘Each hair perfectly in place, and a scowl on his moustached lips, it was clear this guy was no cartoon.’
- ‘I ran into the kitchen, expecting to see my aunt there, an angry scowl placed upon her face.’
- ‘There was no remorse evident through his appearance; cold hard eyes and a seemingly perpetual scowl.’
- ‘Catchy commercials and frequent scowls from others won't make me quit, like they didn't stop me from starting.’
- ‘"Good," she said as her scowl melted into a smile.’
- ‘He turned and suppressed a scowl when he spotted Jaden dancing with Leona.’
- ‘When he saw that she was examining him, his neutral expression turned into a scowl.’
Frown in an angry or bad-tempered way.‘she scowled at him defiantly’
glower, frown, glare, lour, look daggers at, look angrily at, give someone a black lookmake a face, pull a face, turn the corners of one's mouth down, poutgive someone a dirty look, give someone a death staremop and mow, gloutglunchView synonyms
- ‘He remained mild compared to his aides, who scowled when questions turned personal.’
- ‘What if I remembered her number wrong and I knock on the door of someone who just scowls at me?’
- ‘Alonzo was scowling when he opened the door, but grinned when he realized it was us.’
- ‘I picked up the noisy clock, scowling at it with my half opened eyes, and shook my head.’
- ‘Keo frowned and moved towards her, but she scowled and backed up, keeping out of his reach.’
- ‘He glanced at me for a second, before scowling and turning away.’
- ‘Even the taxi driver, who as far as I knew could not speak a word of English, seems to be scowling at me in his rear view mirror.’
- ‘Holmes scowled and wished he worked in radio rather than the written word.’
- ‘Esteban scowled, said he'd already told her he wasn't hungry, and wandered off.’
- ‘Then another one suddenly moved toward me, scowling, and waved at me to stop.’
- ‘The lanky Miller boy shuffled out of the office, scowling at nothing in particular.’
- ‘Too wired to speak, each scowled at her own reflection and prodded with combs.’
- ‘She met Jack outside Lizzi's bedroom door and found his face to be angry, he was scowling at her.’
- ‘A typical boy, my little Maddy is now scowling at me every time I mention his resounding defeat.’
- ‘Those who delighted in the first snows exchanged smiles, though many were scowling at the cold.’
- ‘Ammu first scowls at her daughter and then begins to laugh - Well, I'm the old woman of this family.’
- ‘She then glanced to the third occupant, a good-looking dark-haired man who was scowling darkly at the menu.’
- ‘He had the breakfast room to himself and was scowling into a newspaper.’
- ‘She took note that a lot of the girls were scowling at her as she sat down.’
- ‘Jacks growled a bit, scowling, but Sam laughed, and smiled at him, so it melted away.’
Late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish skule scowl The noun dates from the early 16th century.
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