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glower

[glou-er] /ˈglaʊ ər/
verb (used without object)
1.
to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.
noun
2.
a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (Scots) glowren to glower; akin to Middle Low German glūren to be overcast, Middle Dutch gloeren to leer
Related forms
gloweringly, adverb
unglowering, adjective
ungloweringly, adverb
Synonyms
1. See glare1 .
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glower

/ˈɡlaʊə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to stare hard and angrily
noun
2.
a sullen or angry stare
Derived Forms
gloweringly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Middle Low German glūren to watch
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Word Origin and History for un glowering

glower

v.

mid-14c., "to shine;" c.1500, "to stare with wide eyes," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian dialectal glora "to glow"), from Proto-Germanic base *glo- (see glow (v.)), root of Old English glowan "to glow," which influenced the spelling. Or perhaps related to Middle Dutch gluren "to leer." Meaning "to look angrily, scowl" is first recorded 1775. Related: Glowered; glowering. As a noun, 1715, from the verb.

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