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Meaning of FROWN

Pronunciation:  frawn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
  2. [v]  look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

FROWN is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: glower, lour, lower, scowl
 See Also: facial expression, facial gesture, grimace, make a face, pull a face, scowl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Frown\, v. i. [imp. &, p. p. {Frowned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Frowning}.] [OF. froignier, F. frogner, in se refrogner, se
    renfrogner, to knit the brow, to frown; perh. of Teutonic
    origin; cf. It. in frigno wrinkled, frowning, Prov. It.
    frignare to cringe the face, to make a wry face, dial. Sw.
    fryna to make a wry face,]
    1. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or
       sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly
             The frowning wrinkle of her brow.     --Shak.
    2. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with
       disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society
       frowns upon rudeness.
             The sky doth frown and lower upon our army. --Shak.
  2. \Frown\, v. t.
    To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval;
    to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into
  3. \Frown\, n.
    1. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a
       sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
             His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.
             Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other
             maidens are.                          --H.
    2. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of
       Providence; the frowns of Fortune.
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