Definitions of frown

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