Definitions of frown

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

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. 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 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
  3. 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
  4. But the trumpeter wore a frown – The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey
  5. He saw with a frown that there was food beside him as before. ” – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  6. 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
  7. “ " 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
  8. “ Doris listened with a frown – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  9. “ " Dick's a long time coming back," Andrew said with a frown – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  10. The smile on Roderick's mobile face passed rapidly into a frown – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  11. “ Greg caught Johnny's eye, saw the big miner's worried frown – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  12. Why frown and pretend you're cross when you know you aren't, Audrey Moze? ” – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  13. When the sitting- room door was shut she sat waiting with her forehead drawn to a frown – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  14. The door opened, and Mr. Arnot entered with a heavy frown upon his brow. ” – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  15. Diana sprang up, with a change of face- half laugh, half frown – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  16. Jim wrinkled his brown handsome face into a frown – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  17. He caught her fingers and held them for a moment, but the frown did not lift. ” – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  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. He wished vaguely the line of frown on her pretty forehead would go. ” – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  20. “ " No, sir, not a bit," replied the landlord, with a thoughtful and somewhat puzzled frown – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice

Rhymes for frown

Idioms for frown

  • frown on sth;
  • frown on sm or sth;
  • frown at sm or sth;