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frown

(froun)
intr.v. frowned, frown·ing, frowns
1. To make a facial expression indicating thought or displeasure, as by wrinkling the brow and drawing down the corners of the mouth.
2. To regard something with disapproval or distaste: frowned on the use of so much salt in the food.
n.
A facial expression indicating 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 words mean to make a face expressing 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 ?
Dissatisfied with the pacific aspect of a face which had no more than the faintest hint of flaxen eyebrow, together with a pair of amiable blue-gray eyes and round pink cheeks that refused to look formidable, let him frown as he would before the looking-glass (Philip had once told him of a man who had a horseshoe frown, and Tom had tried with all his frowning might to make a horseshoe on his forehead), he had had recourse to that unfailing source of the terrible, burnt cork, and had made himself a pair of black eyebrows that met in a satisfactory manner over his nose, and were matched by a less carefully adjusted blackness about the chin.
With a frown Miss Polly folded the letter and tucked it into its envelope.
Never was there a blacker or a fiercer frown than Hester now encountered.
But the frown of this pale, weak, sinful, and sorrow-stricken man was what Hester could not bear, and live!
For the night - tho' clear - shall frown - And the stars shall look not down, From their high thrones in the Heaven, With light like Hope to mortals given - But their red orbs, without beam, To thy weariness shall seem As a burning and a fever Which would cling to thee for ever :
Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
And, without all the deeper trust in a comprehensive sympathy above us, we might hence be led to suspect the insult of a sneer, as well as an immitigable frown, on the iron countenance of fate.
Hetty got quite out of patience, and at last, with a frown and pout, and gathering tears, she said, "Oh dear, Aunt, I wish you'd speak to Totty; she keeps putting her legs up so, and messing my frock.
Adam was looking at Hetty, and saw the frown, and pout, and the dark eyes seeming to grow larger with pettish half-gathered tears.
Grumpy Cat, whose dwarfism gives her the permanent frown she's famous for, became an online phenomenon-turned-merchandising-machine after Bundesen first posted pictures of her in 2012.
Much as we frown at the actions of both sides in the dispute, the resort to violence is not the panacea and can never be a remedy.
A study performed by a group at the University of Cardiff in Wales found that people who could not frown due to botox injections were happier on average than those who could frown.