frown

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noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, heavy
faint, little, slight, small, tiny
confused, puzzled, thoughtful, worried
disapproving
angry, fierce
VERB + FROWN
give

The boy gave a small frown.

wear

She wore a worried frown.

crease into, form

Her face creased into a frown.

be drawn together in, draw together in

His brows drew together in a frown.

FROWN + VERB
appear, disappear
darken, deepen
grow darker, grow deeper

Her frown grew deeper at the memory.

crease sth

A frown of concern creased her forehead.

mar sth

A frown marred his handsome features.

cross sth

A frown crossed her brow.

turn into sth
FROWN + NOUN
line
PREPOSITION
with a frown
frown of

a frown of concentration/concern

PHRASES
a frown on your face
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verb
ADVERB
darkly, deeply, heavily
slightly
disapprovingly
impatiently
thoughtfully

She studied the letter, frowning thoughtfully.

PREPOSITION
at

She turned and frowned at him.

in

He looked at the coded message, frowning in concentration.

with

He frowned with annoyance.


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  • frown´er — frown «frown», noun, verb. –n. 1. a wrinkling of the forehead in deep thought, anger, or disapproval: »a frown of concentration. 2. any expression or show of disapproval: »Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are (Hartley… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Frown — (froun), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Frowned} (fround); 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frown — vb Frown, scowl, glower, lower, gloom are comparable when they mean to put on a dark or malignant countenance or aspect. Frown commonly implies a stern face and contracted brows that express displeasure, disapprobation, anger, or contempt {that… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frown — frown·er; frown·ing·ly; frown; …   English syllables

  • Frown — Frown, n. 1. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stern look; a scowl. [1913 Webster] His front yet threatens, and his frowns command. Prior. [1913 Webster] Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frown — [v1] scowl cloud up*, do a slow burn*, give a dirty look*, give the evil eye*, glare, gloom, glower, grimace, knit brows*, look black*, look daggers*, look stern*, lower, pout, sulk; concept 185 Ant. grin, smile frown [v2] disapprove deprecate,… …   New thesaurus

  • frown — ► VERB 1) furrow one s brows in an expression indicating disapproval, displeasure, or concentration. 2) (frown on/upon) disapprove of. ► NOUN ▪ an expression of this type. DERIVATIVES frowning adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • frown on — index disfavor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • frown on — frown (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To have or express an unfavorable opinion of: deprecate, disapprove, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, object. Idioms: hold no brief for, not go for, take a dim view of, take exception to. See LIKE …   English dictionary for students

  • frown on — (something) to disapprove of something. You can wear jeans, but I think the restaurant frowns on shorts and sneakers …   New idioms dictionary

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