glow|er|ing [ `glaurıŋ ] adjective
1. ) looking very angry
2. ) dark and threatening:
the glowering cloud

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • glowering — adj. having a cheerless aspect or disposition. Syn: dour, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glowering — [[t]gla͟ʊərɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a person as glowering, you mean they look angry and bad tempered. [WRITTEN] ...his glowering good looks. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a place as glowering, you mean that it… …   English dictionary

  • Glowering — 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

  • glowering — Synonyms and related words: beetle browed, black, black browed, dark, dejected, dour, dumpish, frowning, glum, grim, grum, lowering, melancholy, moodish, moody, mopey, moping, mopish, morose, mumpish, scowling, sulky, sullen, surly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • glowering — adj. glaring, scowling, frowning glow·er || glaÊŠÉ™(r) v. look at with an angry expression, scowl, stare sullenly, frown …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glowering — UK [ˈɡlaʊərɪŋ] / US [ˈɡlaʊrɪŋ] adjective looking very angry …   English dictionary

  • glowering —  quarrelsome. Exm …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • glowering — adjective showing a brooding ill humor (Freq. 1) a dark scowl the proverbially dour New England Puritan a glum, hopeless shrug he sat in moody silence a morose and unsociable manner a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius Bruce Bliven …   Useful english dictionary

  • dour glowering glum moody morose saturnine sour sullen — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gloweringly — adverb in a glowering manner he stared gloweringly at this morning s headlines • Derived from adjective: ↑glowering * * * adverb Etymology: glowering (present participle of glower) (I) + ly …   Useful english dictionary

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