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Definition of "scowl" [scowl]

  • To wrinkle or contract the brow as an expression of anger or disapproval. See Synonyms at frown. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express with a frowning facial expression. (verb-transitive)
  • A look of anger or frowning disapproval. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scowl" in a sentence
  • "I heard he has a mean scowl from the bench.vs. Pittsburgh, 12/23/10"
  • "His little scowl is probably a response to the putrid stench that pervaded all of the flooded neighborhoods (that or he's just yukking it up for the camera)."
  • "Kurt belched loudly, provoking a scowl from the Greek."