Un scowling

scowl

[skoul]
verb (used without object)
1.
to draw down or contract the brows in a sullen, displeased, or angry manner.
2.
to have a gloomy or threatening look.
verb (used with object)
3.
to affect or express with a scowl.
noun
4.
a scowling expression, look, or aspect.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English scoulen (v.); perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Danish skule to scowl, Norwegian skule to look furtively, though these may be < Low German schūlen to spy

scowler, noun
scowlful, adjective
scowlingly, adverb
unscowling, adjective
unscowlingly, adverb


1. frown, lower, glare. 2. glower, gloom.
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scowl (skaʊl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to contract the brows in a threatening or angry manner
 
n
2.  a gloomy or threatening expression
 
[C14: probably from Scandinavian; compare Danish skule to look down, Old English scūlēgede squint-eyed]

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scowl
mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norw. skule "look furtively, squint, look embarrassed," Dan. skule "to scowl"). Probably related to O.E. sceolh "wry, oblique," O.H.G. scelah "curved," Ger. scheel "squint-eyed;" from PIE base *sqel- "crooked, curved, bent." The noun is attested from c.1500.
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