frown

[f_ɹ_ˈaʊ_n], [fɹˈa͡ʊn], [fɹˈa‍ʊn]

Definitions of frown:

  1.   To rebuke by a stern look; to suppress by scowling. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   A contraction of the forehead, expressing anger or dislike; a look expressing displeasure. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   A scowl; stern look. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   To contract the brows as a result of displeasure, etc.; scowl; lower. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   FROWNINGLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   A contraction of the brow. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7.   To express displeasure by contracting the brow; to look displeased; to look threatening. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   To wrinkle the brow, as in anger: to look angry. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   A wrinkling or contraction of the brow in displeasure, etc.: a stern look. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   To wrinkle the brow; express anger by contracting the brow; show displeasure. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   To express displeasure or anger by contracting the forehead; to scowl at or on. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   To repel by expressing displeasure; to rebuke. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13.   To repel by a frown. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14.   A knitting of the brows in displeasure; any expression of displeasure. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for 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. “ " Dick's a long time coming back," Andrew said with a frown – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  3. Diana sprang up, with a change of face- half laugh, half frown – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. 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
  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. 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. The young man stood motionless, staring at the Vicarage gates, a slight frown between his brows. ” – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  8. Why frown and pretend you're cross when you know you aren't, Audrey Moze? ” – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  9. “ Doris listened with a frown – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  10. “ " No, sir, not a bit," replied the landlord, with a thoughtful and somewhat puzzled frown – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice

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Idioms for frown:

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