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Frown meaning

frown - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
  2. 2. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness.
  3. 3. To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.
  4. 4. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
  5. 5. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.
  6. 6. A contraction of the brow.
  7. 7. To wrinkle the brow; express anger by contracting the brow; show displeasure.

frown - examples of usage

  1. Jimmy watched her out of sight with a puzzled frown. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. She would see it staring at her in his shifting eyes, his slack lip, and his weak frown. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Then, as the sudden frown of perplexed suspicion was swiftly replaced by a grin of content, he was struck by a bright idea. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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