verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of scowl
Synonyms for scowl
Examples from the Web for scowled
Historical Examples of scowled
He scowled upon me with a natural hate, and refused to comply with my request.
He blinked and scowled in the sunshine, because his eyes were not used to the light.Opera Stories from Wagner
He scowled over it, then considered the other side of the face.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
They scowled at him as if they were mad enough to bite off the heads of tenpenny nails.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
Good Indian looked straight past the girl, and scowled at Pete.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
Word Origin for scowl
mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skule "look furtively, squint, look embarrassed," Danish skule "to scowl, cast down the eyes"). Probably related to Old English sceolh "wry, oblique," Old High German scelah "curved," German scheel "squint-eyed;" from PIE root *sqel- "crooked, curved, bent." Related: Scowled; scowling.
c.1500, from scowl (v.).