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frown


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frown  \Frown\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &,  p.  p.  {Frowned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Frowning}.]  [OF.  froignier  F.  frogner  in  se  refrogner  se 
  renfrogner  to  knit  the  brow,  to  frown;  perh.  of  Teutonic 
  origin;  cf  It  in  frigno  wrinkled,  frowning,  Prov.  It 
  frignare  to  cringe  the  face,  to  make  a  wry  face,  dial.  Sw 
  fryna  to  make  a  wry  face,] 
  1.  To  contract  the  brow  in  displeasure,  severity,  or 
  sternness;  to  scowl;  to  put  on  a  stern,  grim,  or  surly 
  look 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frown  \Frown\,  v.  t. 
  To  repress  or  repel  by  expressing  displeasure  or  disapproval; 
  to  rebuke  with  a  look  as  frown  the  impudent  fellow  into 
  silence. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frown  \Frown\,  n. 
  1.  A  wrinkling  of  the  face  in  displeasure,  rebuke,  etc.;  a 
  sour,  severe,  or  stere  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frown 
  n  :  a  facial  expression  of  dislike  or  displeasure  [syn:  {scowl}] 
  v  :  wrinkle  one's  forehead  in  a  sign  of  disapproval  [syn:  {glower}, 
  {lower}] 




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