glow|er [ˈglauə US -ər] v
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Probably from a [i]Scandinavian language]
to look at someone in an angry way
= ↑glare glower at
She glowered at him disapprovingly.
>glower n

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  • Glower — Glow er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glowering}.] [Cf. {Gloar}.] to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glower — (v.) mid 14c., to shine; c.1500, to stare with wide eyes, perhaps from a Scandinavian source (Cf. Norw. dialectal glora to glow ), from P.Gmc. base *glo (see GLOW (Cf. glow)), root of O.E. glowan to glow, which influenced the spelling. Or perhaps …   Etymology dictionary

  • glower — vb lower, *frown, scowl, gloom Analogous words: glare, stare (see GAZE): watch, look (see SEE) Contrasted words: grin, *smile, smirk …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • glower — [v] frown glare, gloom, look, look daggers*, lower, scowl, stare, sulk, watch; concept 623 Ant. grin, smile …   New thesaurus

  • glower — ► VERB ▪ have an angry or sullen look on one s face; scowl. ► NOUN ▪ an angry or sullen look. ORIGIN perhaps a Scots variant of dialect glore, or from obsolete glow to stare , both possibly Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • glower — [glou′ər] vi. [ME glouren, var. of gloren, prob. < ON, as in Norw dial. glōra, Swed dial. glora, to stare, gape < IE * ĝhlōu < base * ĝhel : see GLOW] to stare with sullen anger; scowl n. a sullen, angry stare; scowl glowering adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • glower — UK [ˈɡlaʊə(r)] / US [ˈɡlaʊr] verb [intransitive] Word forms glower : present tense I/you/we/they glower he/she/it glowers present participle glowering past tense glowered past participle glowered to look angrily at someone Derived word: glower UK …   English dictionary

  • glower — 1. verb /ˈɡlaʊ.ə(r)/ To look or stare with anger. He must be really angry, just look at him glower. 2. noun /ˈɡlaʊ.ə(r)/ An angry stare or glare …   Wiktionary

  • glower — gloweringly, adv. /glow euhr/, v.i. 1. to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger. n. 2. a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger. [1350 1400; ME (Scots) glowren to glower; akin to MLG gluren to be overcast, MD gloeren to… …   Universalium

  • glower — v. (D; intr.) to glower at …   Combinatory dictionary

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