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Definitions of frown

  1. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a facial expression of dislike or displeasure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A scowl; stern look. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To contract the brows as a result of displeasure, etc.; scowl; lower. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To rebuke by a stern look; to suppress by scowling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To wrinkle the brow, as in anger: to look angry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To repel by a frown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A wrinkling or contraction of the brow in displeasure, etc.: a stern look. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. FROWNINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A contraction of the brow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To wrinkle the brow; express anger by contracting the brow; show displeasure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To rebuke indignantly; commonly with down. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To knit the brow, as in displeasure; scowl; threaten; lower. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Frowning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Frownly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A wrinkling of the brow, as in anger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A knitting of the brows in displeasure; any expression of displeasure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To repel by expressing displeasure; to rebuke. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To express displeasure by contracting the brow; to look displeased; to look threatening. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A contraction of the forehead, expressing anger or dislike; a look expressing displeasure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To express displeasure or anger by contracting the forehead; to scowl at or on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. frown, v.i. to wrinkle the brow as in anger: to look angry.--v.t. to repel by a frown.--n. a wrinkling or contraction of the brow in displeasure, &c.: a stern look.--adj. FROWN'ING, gloomy.--adv. FROWN'INGLY. [From O. Fr. froignier (mod. refrogner), to knit the brow; origin unknown.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Knit brows esp. to express displeasure or concentrate attention; (of things) present gloomy aspect; express disapprobation (at, on, upon); put (interrupter, interruption, &c.) down with f.; express (defiance &c.) with f.; hence frowningly adv. (N.) vertically furrowed state of brow; look expressing severity, disapproval, or deep thought. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. n. A wrinkling of the brow in displeasure, rebuke, sternness, &c.; a scowl;—any expression of displeasure. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. A wicked look, a look of displeasure. Complete Dictionary

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