Definition of Scowling

1. Adjective. Sullen or unfriendly in appearance.

Exact synonyms: Beetle-browed
Similar to: Unfriendly



Definition of Scowling

1. Verb. (present participle of scowl) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scowling

1. scowl [v] - See also: scowl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scowling

scoutmistresses
scouts
scouty
scove
scow
scowder
scowdered
scowdering
scowders
scowed
scowing
scowl
scowled
scowler
scowlers
scowling (current term)
scowlingly
scowls
scowp
scowped
scowping
scowps
scowrer
scowrers
scowrie
scowries
scows
scowth
scowther
scowthers

Literary usage of Scowling

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1. Australian Byways: The Narrative of a Sentimental Traveler by Norman Duncan (1915)
"Outside we found the long, scowling man, sitting in a corner of the veranda, ... The scowling man's chair was tipped back, and his feet were put up, ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... with scowling brows drawn down, Makes o'er her eyes a veil; such Ajax show'd Moving around Patroclus ; at whose side Stood Menelaus also, Atreus' son, ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1834)
"I thought on the glory, the sunshine of yore, When Hope rear'd her fairy-built piles to the view ; Then turn'd to the darken'd plain scowling before, ..."

4. Kate Beaumont by John William De Forest (1872)
"Vincent, this is monstrous severe," said Beaumont, half scowling and half cringing. Beaumont quailed before his son; but the next instant he thought of his ..."

5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1882)
"... for Thomas his scowling until the i ith of July ...too The succeeding extract appears to me one of the most interesting in the book ; it has reference ..."

6. Curran and His Contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1850)
"I'll tell you what, Mr Egan," replied Curran, his pistol in his hand, and Egan scowling at him under brows that rivalled Lord Thurlow's—" I wish to take no ..."

7. Great Truths by Great Authors (1856)
"Nor ever may he feel the scowling eye Of dark Distrust his Confidence reprove ! In pleasing error may I rather rove, With blind reliance on the hand so dear ..."

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