frowning


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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.

frowning

(ˈfraʊnɪŋ)
adj
1. drawing the brows together and wrinkling the forehead, esp in worry, anger, or concentration
2. disapproving or disliking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frowning - showing displeasure or anger
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure
Translations

frowning

[ˈfraʊnɪŋ] ADJ (fig) → ceñudo, amenazador, severo

frowning

adj face, look, glance, expressionfinster; a frowning manein finster blickender Mann

frowning

[ˈfraʊnɪŋ] adjcorrucciato/a
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.
Frowning with a double amount of intention, if not of corrugation, he (carefully) drew the sword from its sheath, and pointed it at Maggie.
Miss Polly rose with frowning face and closely-shut lips.
After a moment's pause on the threshold, peering towards the window with her near-sighted scowl, as if frowning down some bitter enemy, she suddenly projected herself into the shop.
Fentolin exclaimed, frowning, "are you the person who removed that key?
said Boris, thinking Rostov had said "His Highness," and pointing to the Grand Duke who with his high shoulders and frowning brows stood a hundred paces away from them in his helmet and Horse Guards' jacket, shouting something to a pale, white uniformed Austrian officer.
And now you've got the PM doing sincere frowning in his PS12.
It takes just 30 milliseconds (thousandths of a second) for your brain to recognise and respond to others' emotional expressions, such as smiling or frowning.
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London, July 25 ( ANI ): Japanese researchers have developed a system, which is capable of manipulating your emotions and personal preferences by presenting you with an image of your own smiling or frowning face.
The proposition of the dimensional version that smiling can increase a positive affective state, whereas frowning can increase a negative affective state is commonly supported (for reviews, see Adelmann & Zajonc, 1989; Izard, 1990; Laird, 1984; Manstead, 1988; McIntosh, 1996; Winton, 1986).
Who have a picture taken outside a library (in case we're struggling to imagine what one looks like), frowning.