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Meaning of BEETLE-BROWED

Pronunciation:  'beetl`brawd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  sullen or unfriendly in appearance
 

BEETLE-BROWED is a 13 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: scowling, unfriendly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bee"tle-browed`\, a. [OE. bitelbrowed; cf. OE.
bitel, adj., sharp, projecting, n., a beetle. See {Beetle} an
insect.]
Having prominent, overhanging brows; hence, lowering or
sullen.

Note: The earlier meaning was, ``Having bushy or overhanging
      eyebrows.''

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: beetle, beetling, black, black-browed, dark, dejected, dour, dumpish, frowning, glowering, glum, grim, grum, impendent, impending, incumbent, jutting, lowering, melancholy, moodish, moody, mopey, moping, mopish, morose, mumpish, overhanging, overhung, pending, projecting, scowling, sulky, sullen, superincumbent, surly
 

 

 

 

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