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Definition of 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 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

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

I'm a task-oriented actor. A pretender. And I try to invent my process anew each time I make a new project. So I frown on any method.
Willem Dafoe

While I encourage people to save 100% down for a home, a mortgage is the one debt that I don't frown upon.
Dave Ramsey

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.
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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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