- 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 glowered
He glowered at his fate, and tugged his tawny moustache for some time in silence.
Dick glowered sullenly at the wall and tugged his great moustache.
He arose and came around the desk, so that he stood close to Garson, at whom he glowered.Within the Law
He glowered at her as at a scout of the enemy, but she did not mind that.The Manxman
Sir John glowered upon him a moment from the poop, considering.The Sea-Hawk
- (intr) to stare hard and angrily
- a sullen or angry stare
Word Origin and History for glowered
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.