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Definitions of frown

  1. 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.
  2. To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To rebuke by a stern look; to suppress by scowling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To repel by a frown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To rebuke indignantly; commonly with down. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. To wrinkle the brow, as in anger: to look angry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To wrinkle the brow; express anger by contracting the brow; show displeasure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To knit the brow, as in displeasure; scowl; threaten; lower. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To repel by expressing displeasure; to rebuke. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. 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.
  15. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A scowl; stern look. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. A wrinkling of the brow, as in anger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. FROWNINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Frownly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Frowning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for frown

  1. He would often say indeed with an eager frown when confronted with some statement of his own, " That was badly put! – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. He wished vaguely the line of frown on her pretty forehead would go. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
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