from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To wrinkle the brow, as in thought or displeasure.
- intransitive verb To regard something with disapproval or distaste.
- intransitive verb To express (disapproval, for example) by wrinkling the brow.
- noun A wrinkling of the brow in thought or displeasure; a scowl.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To contract the brow as an expression of displeasure or severity, or merely of perplexity, concentrated attention, etc.; put on a stern or surly look; scowl.
- To look or act disapprovingly or threateningly; lower: as, to
frownupon a scheme.
- To repress or repel by an aspect of displeasure; rebuke by a stern or angry look or by severe words or conduct: as, to
frownone into silence; to frown down a proposition.
- noun A contraction or wrinkling of the brow expressing displeasure or severity, or merely perplexity, difficult concentration of thought, etc.; a severe or stern look; a scowl.
- noun Any expression or show of disapproval or displeasure: as, the frowns of Providence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look.
- noun A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stern look; a scowl.
- noun Any expression of displeasure
- intransitive verb To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
- intransitive verb To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A facial expression in which the
eyebrowsare brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadnessor worry, or less often confusionor concentration.
- verb intransitive To have a frown on one's face.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
- verb look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Monarch, that rulest over an hundred states; whose frown is terrible as death, and whose armies cover the land, boast not thyself as though there were none above thee: – God is above thee;
What could force a frown is the U.S. relationship with Taiwan.
"Anyone vain and foolish enough to have himself or herself injected with a deadly toxin to remove so-called frown lines is a good candidate for a silicone brain implant as well," suggested another.
Her frown was a bare flicker, lasting only a fraction of a fraction of a second, but in that instant a hole opened in his chest.
Her frown was the crossword puzzle, her blinks the baseball scores.
She smiled and started to play, and then a waitress came in, a young Hispanic woman, and the waitress frowned at us, but under the frown was a laugh, and she raised a finger to her lips as if we were sharing a secret.
Having been the Supreme White Man in some African district for dozens of years before the War, all his hair seems to have got into his eyebrows, and his frown is a terrible thing to see.
With the latter a frown is the sign of negation, and with us frowning often accompanies a lateral shake of the head.
THE corrugators, by their contraction, lower the eyebrows and bring them together, producing vertical furrows on the forehead -- that is, a frown.
Her trim little figure was surcharged with a magnetism that thrilled one to the very core; her brown eyes danced ruthlessly through one's most stubborn defences; her smile and her frown were the thermometers by which masculine emotions could be gauged at a glance.