- to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.
- a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.
Origin of glower
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Examples from the Web for glower
The judge leaned forward to glower at the older of the two prisoners.The Arrow of Fire
Roy J. Snell
The Prince was there, too, and it was lots of fun to see him glower at the other men.Polly the Pagan
"Nothing which need make you glower at me like that," defiantly.The Trail of Conflict
Emilie Baker Loring
To glower at her as usual in the Strand if she passed him with young Ellerton.The Disturbing Charm
Aye, you may turn red and white and glower at me—I know what I'm talking about.Leonore Stubbs
L. B. Walford
- (intr) to stare hard and angrily
- a sullen or angry stare
Word Origin and History for glower
mid-14c., "to shine;" c.1500, "to stare with wide eyes," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian dialectal glora "to glow"), from Proto-Germanic base *glo- (see glow (v.)), root of Old English glowan "to glow," which influenced the spelling. Or perhaps related to Middle Dutch gluren "to leer." Meaning "to look angrily, scowl" is first recorded 1775. Related: Glowered; glowering. As a noun, 1715, from the verb.