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glower

[ glou-er ]
/ ˈglaʊ ər /
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verb (used without object)

to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.

noun

a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger.

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Origin of glower

1350–1400; Middle English (Scots ) glowren “to glower”; akin to Middle Low German glūren “to be overcast,” Middle Dutch gloeren “to leer”
1. See glare1.
glow·er·ing·ly, adverbun·glow·er·ing, adjectiveun·glow·er·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for glower

glower
/ (ˈɡlaʊə) /

verb

(intr) to stare hard and angrily

noun

a sullen or angry stare
gloweringly, adverb
C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Middle Low German glūren to watch
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