Etymology
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glower (v.)

mid-14c., "to shine;" c. 1500, "to stare with wide eyes," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (compare Norwegian dialectal glora "to glow, gleam; stare"), or related to Middle Dutch gluren "to leer;" in either case from Proto-Germanic *glo- (see glow (v.)), root of Old English glowan "to glow," which influenced the spelling of this word. Meaning "to look angrily, look intently and threateningly, scowl" is from 18c. Related: Glowered; glowering. As a noun, 1715, "an angry or threatening stare," from the verb.

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Definitions of glower
1
glower (v.)
look at with a fixed gaze;
Synonyms: glare
glower (v.)
look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval;
Synonyms: frown / lour / lower
2
glower (n.)
an angry stare;
Synonyms: glare
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