Frown

Definition of Frown

Pronunciation: froun
v. i.1.To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
[imp. & p. p. Frowned (fround); p. pr. & vb. n. Frowning.]
The frowning wrinkle of her brow.
- Shak.
2.To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness.
The sky doth frown and lower upon our army.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.
n.1.A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stern look; a scowl.
His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.
- Prior.
Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are.
- H. Coleridge.
2.Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.

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