a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
frown with displeasure
The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowning; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.
Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect.
To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.
To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.
To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance.
to wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry
hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower
to look at or repel with a scowl or a frown
to express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance
the wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown
hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect
Origin: [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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skowl, v.i. to wrinkle the brows in displeasure: to look sour or angry: to look gloomy.—n. the wrinkling of the brows when displeased.—p.adj. Scow′ling.—adv. Scow′lingly. [Scand., Dan. skule, to scowl; Low Ger. schulen, to look slyly.]
skowl, n. (prov.) old workings of iron ore.
The numerical value of scowl in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of scowl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Wear a smile and have friends,
wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?
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- zakabonění se, kabonit se, zamračit seCzech
- ceño, fruncir el ceñoSpanish
- mulkoilla, kurtistus, [[synkkä]] [[ilme]], synkistellä, julmistella, mulkoilu, kurtistaaFinnish
- froncement, froncer les sourcils, froncerFrench
- cipiglio, accigliarsiItalian
- 顰める, にらむJapanese
- нахмуренность, хмуриться, нахмуритьсяRussian
- bister uppsynSwedish
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