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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

I am often lost in my own world, with a frown on my face.
Hayley Atwell

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

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

Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down?
Eliza Cook
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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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