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Definition of Frown

Frown

  1. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
  2. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness.
  3. To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.
  4. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
  5. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.

Frown Quotations

The safety argument against steroids may be a good one, but let's be honest. It isn't the one that motivates most officials and fans to frown on steroids. Steroid use does not just seem risky or unnatural, it seems to disrupt the level playing field.
Alice Dreger

Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?
Rachel Weisz

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

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

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
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Frown Translations

frown in Italian is disapprovare
frown in Norwegian is rynke
frown in Swedish is rynka pannan
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