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From Latin torvus. See torved.


torvous (comparative more torvous, superlative most torvous)

  1. (obsolete) sour of aspect; of a severe countenance; stern; grim
    • Derham
      that torvous, sour look produced by anger

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for torvous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)