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Definitions of frown

  1.   look angry or sullen wrinkle one's forehead as if to signal disapproval
  2.   a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
  3.   To contract the brow in displeasure severity or sternness to scowl to put on a stern grim or surly look
  4.   To manifest displeasure or disapprobation to look with disfavor or threateningly to lower as polite society frowns upon rudeness
  5.   To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval to rebuke with a look as frown the impudent fellow into silence
  6.   A wrinkling of the face in displeasure rebuke etc a sour severe or stere look a scowl
  7.   Any expression of displeasure as the frowns of Providence the frowns of Fortune
  8.   A scowl stern look
  9.   To contract the brows as a result of displeasure etc scowl lower
  10.   To rebuke by a stern look to suppress by scowling
  11.   To wrinkle the brow as in anger to look angry
  12.   To repel by a frown
  13.   A wrinkling or contraction of the brow in displeasure etc a stern look
  14.   FROWNINGLY
  15.   A contraction of the brow
  16.   To wrinkle the brow express anger by contracting the brow show displeasure
  17.   To rebuke indignantly commonly with down
  18.   To knit the brow as in displeasure scowl threaten lower
  19.   Frowning
  20.   Frownly
  21.   A wrinkling of the brow as in anger
  22.   A knitting of the brows in displeasure any expression of displeasure
  23.   To repel by expressing displeasure to rebuke
  24.   To express displeasure by contracting the brow to look displeased to look threatening
  25.   A contraction of the forehead expressing anger or dislike a look expressing displeasure
  26.   To express displeasure or anger by contracting the forehead to scowl at or on

Quotes of frown

  1. Why should we strive with cynic frown to knock their fairy castles down – Eliza Cook
  2. Beauty comes from a life well lived If you've lived well your smile lines are in the right places and your frown lines aren't too bad what more do you need – Jennifer Garner
  3. The world goes up and the world goes down the sunshine follows the rain and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again – Charles Kingsley
  4. A new idea is delicate It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow – Ovid
  5. When Fortune smiles I smile to think how quickly she will frown – Robert Southwell

Usage examples for frown

  1. Jim wrinkled his brown handsome face into a frown – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. As Betty entered the office a boy was just leaving the desk going out with tense mouth and a frown – Betty Lee, Freshman by Harriet Pyne Grove
  3. Diana sprang up with a change of face half laugh half frown – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. “ Dick's a long time coming back Andrew said with a frown – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  5. The door opened and Mr Arnot entered with a heavy frown upon his brow – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. When the sitting room door was shut she sat waiting with her forehead drawn to a frown – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  7. “ No sir not a bit replied the landlord with a thoughtful and somewhat puzzled frown – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  8. Oh I won't discuss it you needn't frown like that but I just want to tell you that I've been looking all over town for Duncan and I couldn't find him – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  9. “ Doris listened with a frown – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  10. He broke into his laugh again and watched his mother's frown with interest – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. The smile on Roderick's mobile face passed rapidly into a frown – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  12. He saw with a frown that there was food beside him as before – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. 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
  14. Why frown and pretend you're cross when you know you aren't Audrey Moze ” – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  15. “ Greg caught Johnny's eye saw the big miner's worried frown – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  16. He wished vaguely the line of frown on her pretty forehead would go – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  17. “ Esther is going to be cross and horrid because we ran away but father will only laugh exclaimed Flurry with the remains of a frown on her face – Esther A Book for Girls by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  18. The young man stood motionless staring at the Vicarage gates a slight frown between his brows ” – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  19. But the trumpeter wore a frown – The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey
  20. He caught her fingers and held them for a moment but the frown did not lift – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson

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