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frown

 (froun)
v. frowned, frown·ing, frowns
v.intr.
1. To wrinkle the brow, as in thought or displeasure.
2. To regard something with disapproval or distaste: frowned on the use of so much salt in the food.
v.tr.
To express (disapproval, for example) by wrinkling the brow.
n.
A wrinkling of the brow in thought or displeasure; a scowl.

[Middle English frounen, from Old French froigner, to turn up one's nose, from frogne, grimace, of Gaulish origin; akin to Welsh ffroen, nostril, and Old Irish srón, nose.]

frown′er n.
frown′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: frown, glower, lower1, scowl
These verbs mean to contract the brows in displeasure: frowns when he is annoyed; glowered when she was interrupted; lowered at the noisy child; scowled at my suggestion.

frown

(fraʊn)
vb
1. (intr) to draw the brows together and wrinkle the forehead, esp in worry, anger, or concentration
2. (intr; foll by on or upon) to have a dislike (of); look disapprovingly (upon): the club frowned upon political activity by its members.
3. (tr) to express (worry, etc) by frowning
4. (often foll by: down) to force, silence, etc, by a frowning look
n
5. the act of frowning
6. a show of dislike or displeasure
[C14: from Old French froigner, of Celtic origin; compare Welsh ffroen nostril, Middle Breton froan]
ˈfrowner n
ˈfrowningly adv

frown

(fraʊn)

v.i.
1. to contract the brow, as in displeasure or deep thought; scowl.
2. to look displeased.
3. to look disapprovingly (usu. fol. by on or upon): to frown on a scheme.
v.t.
4. to express by a frown.
5. to shame with a disapproving frown.
n.
6. a frowning look; scowl.
7. any expression or show of disapproval.
[1350–1400; Middle English frounen < Old French froignier, derivative of froigne surly expression]
frown′er, n.
frown′ing•ly, adv.

frown


Past participle: frowned
Gerund: frowning

Imperative
frown
frown
Present
I frown
you frown
he/she/it frowns
we frown
you frown
they frown
Preterite
I frowned
you frowned
he/she/it frowned
we frowned
you frowned
they frowned
Present Continuous
I am frowning
you are frowning
he/she/it is frowning
we are frowning
you are frowning
they are frowning
Present Perfect
I have frowned
you have frowned
he/she/it has frowned
we have frowned
you have frowned
they have frowned
Past Continuous
I was frowning
you were frowning
he/she/it was frowning
we were frowning
you were frowning
they were frowning
Past Perfect
I had frowned
you had frowned
he/she/it had frowned
we had frowned
you had frowned
they had frowned
Future
I will frown
you will frown
he/she/it will frown
we will frown
you will frown
they will frown
Future Perfect
I will have frowned
you will have frowned
he/she/it will have frowned
we will have frowned
you will have frowned
they will have frowned
Future Continuous
I will be frowning
you will be frowning
he/she/it will be frowning
we will be frowning
you will be frowning
they will be frowning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frowning
you have been frowning
he/she/it has been frowning
we have been frowning
you have been frowning
they have been frowning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frowning
you will have been frowning
he/she/it will have been frowning
we will have been frowning
you will have been frowning
they will have been frowning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frowning
you had been frowning
he/she/it had been frowning
we had been frowning
you had been frowning
they had been frowning
Conditional
I would frown
you would frown
he/she/it would frown
we would frown
you would frown
they would frown
Past Conditional
I would have frowned
you would have frowned
he/she/it would have frowned
we would have frowned
you would have frowned
they would have frowned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frown - a facial expression of dislike or displeasurefrown - a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
Verb1.frown - look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
scowl - frown with displeasure
grimace, make a face, pull a face - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

frown

verb
1. glare, scowl, glower, make a face, look daggers, knit your brows, give a dirty look, lour or lower He frowned at her anxiously.
noun
1. scowl, glare, glower, dirty look a deep frown on the boy's face
frown on or upon something disapprove of, dislike, discourage, take a dim view of, look askance at, discountenance, view with disfavour, not take kindly to, show disapproval or displeasure This practice is frowned upon as being wasteful.

frown

verb
To wrinkle one's brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
Idiom: look black.
phrasal verb
frown on or upon
To have or express an unfavorable opinion of:
noun
The act of wrinkling the brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
Translations
عبسعُبوس، تَقْطيب الحاجبينيَعْبِسُيَعْبِس، يُقَطِّب حاجِبيه
mračit sezamračený pohled/výraz
panderynkenrynke panden
paheksuarypistää otsaansa
mrštiti se
szemöldököt ráncolszemöldökráncolás
gretta, ygglibrúnhleypa brúnum, yggla sig
まゆをひそめる
눈살을 찌푸리다
susiraukimas
raukt pierisaraukta piere
mrščenjenamrščiti obrvi
ogilla
ทำหน้าบึ้ง
nhíu mày

frown

[fraʊn]
A. Nceño m
he said with a frowndijo frunciendo el ceño or entrecejo
frown on frown upon VI + PREP (fig) → desaprobar

frown

[ˈfraʊn]
nfroncement m de sourcils
vifroncer les sourcils
He frowned → Il a froncé les sourcils.
to frown at sb → regarder qn en fronçant les sourcils
frown on
vt (fig) (= disapprove of) → désapprouver
to be frowned on → être désapprouvé(e)

frown

nStirnrunzeln nt no pl; to give a frowndie Stirn(e) runzeln; … he said with a deep frownsagte er mit einem ausgeprägten Stirnrunzeln; angry frownfinsterer Blick; worried/puzzled frownsorgenvoller/verdutzter Gesichtsausdruck, sorgenvolles/verdutztes Gesicht; a worried frown crossed his faceein sorgenvoller Ausdruck huschte über sein Gesicht
vi (lit, fig)die Stirn(e) runzeln (→ at über +acc)

frown

[fraʊn]
1. n he gave me a worried frownmi ha guardato con aria preoccupata
he gave me a frown of disapproval → mi ha lanciato un'occhiata di disapprovazione
2. viaggrottare le sopracciglia
to frown at sth/sb → guardare qc/qn con cipiglio
frown upon frown on vi + prep (fig) → disapprovare

frown

(fraun) verb
to make the forehead wrinkle and the eyebrows move down (as a sign of worry, disapproval, deep thought etc). He frowned at her bad behaviour.
noun
such a movement of the forehead and eyebrows. a frown of disapproval.
frown on/upon
to disapprove of (something). My family frowns (up) on smoking and drinking.

frown

يَعْبِسُ mračit se rynke panden die Stirn runzeln κατσουφιάζω fruncir el ceño rypistää otsaansa froncer les sourcils mrštiti se disapprovare まゆをひそめる 눈살을 찌푸리다 fronsen rynke pannen zmarszczyć brwi franzir as sobrancelhas, franzir o sobrolho хмурить брови ogilla ทำหน้าบึ้ง kaşlarını çatmak nhíu mày 皱眉

frown

vi fruncir el ceño
References in classic literature ?
It will please her very much, I know," said Meg, with a frown for Jo and a smile for Beth.
The frown which had gathered around the handsome, open, and manly brow of Heyward, gradually relaxed, and his lips curled into a slight smile, as he regarded the stranger.
But the fact of his identity did not cause the frown to relax or the rebuke to halt unuttered.
cried the lieutenant-governor, whose smile was changed to a frown.
Clergymen paused in the streets, to address words of exhortation, that brought a crowd, with its mingled grin and frown, around the poor, sinful woman.
Now he walked jauntily, and smiled to himself, seeing the frown that came to the boss's face as the timekeeper said, "Mr.
The Church, the nobles, and the gentry then turned one grand, all- disapproving frown upon them and shriveled them into sheep
This crumb of comfort lasted but a very little while; he glanced around and discovered Jimmy standing in an imposing attitude in a corner, with a dark and deadly frown on his face.
Then changing from a frown to a smile"No, do not tell meI do not want to know what you mean.
So I chattered on; and Heathcliff gradually lost his frown and began to look quite pleasant, when all at once our conversation was interrupted by a rumbling sound moving up the road and entering the court.
He looked at the table with a frown, and rang the bell with an expression of disgust.
His face had become frozen, as it were, in a very curious look at Darnay: an intent look, deepening into a frown of dislike and distrust, not even unmixed with fear.