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scowl

When you scowl you make an angry face. The angry face you make is also called a scowl. Lighten up.

Scowl is an expressive word: it shares "ow" with frown, and if you say it like you mean it you might end up scowling yourself. Being scowled at is more unsettling than being frowned at. A scowl is like an angry frown you would give someone if you disapproved of them. A frown expresses sadness, but a scowl expresses disdain.

Definitions of scowl
  1. verb
    frown with displeasure
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    type of:
    frown, glower, lour, lower
    look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
  2. noun
    a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
    synonyms: frown
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    type of:
    facial expression, facial gesture
    a gesture executed with the facial muscles
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