Scowl v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scowled p. pr. & vb. n. Scowling.]
1. To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
She scowled and frowned with froward countenance. --Spenser.
2. Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower. “The scowling heavens.”
Scowl, v. t.
1. To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.
2. To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance.
1. The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.
With solemn phiz, and critic scowl. --Lloyd.
2. Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect.
A ruddy storm, whose scowl
Made heaven's radiant face look foul. --Crashaw.
n : a facial expression of dislike or displeasure [syn: frown]
v : frown with displeasure