Definition for SCOWL

SCOWL, v.i. [Sax. scul, in scul-eaged, scowl-eyed; probably from the root of G. schel, schiel, D. scheel, distorted; schielen, Dan. skieler, to squint; Gr. σκολιοω, to twist. See Class Gl, No. 59.]

  1. To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe or angry. She scowl'd and frown'd with froward countenance. – Spenser.
  2. To look gloomy, frowning, dark or tempestuous; as, the scowling heavens. – Thomson.

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