[ glou-er ]
/ ˈglaʊ ər /
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verb (used without object)
to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.
a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.
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Origin of glower
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English (Scots ) glowren “to glower”; akin to Middle Low German glūren “to be overcast,” Middle Dutch gloeren “to leer”
synonym study for glower
1. See glare1.
OTHER WORDS FROM glowerglow·er·ing·ly, adverbun·glow·er·ing, adjectiveun·glow·er·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use glower in a sentence
He stepped nearer Felix, with a peremptory wave of his hand, and glowered at him.We Ten|Lyda Farrington Kraus
Utterly miserable, she bit her lips to force back her tears and glowered resentfully at the unsuspecting Jotan.Warrior of the Dawn|Howard Carleton Browne
At the sound of the bass viol the bull stood still, raised his head, and glowered at the extraordinary object before him.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
Mr. Brown took his pipe out of his mouth in surprised exasperation, and glowered at the dog.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
Marten leaned back in his chair, and glowered at the self-possessed man who had uttered these extraordinary words so calmly.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for glower
/ (ˈɡlaʊə) /
(intr) to stare hard and angrily
a sullen or angry stare
Derived forms of glowergloweringly, adverb
Word Origin for glower
C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Middle Low German glūren to watch
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