Frown



[froun] /fraʊn/

verb (used without object)
1.
to contract the brow, as in displeasure or deep thought; scowl.
2.
to look displeased; have an angry look.
3.
to view with disapproval; look disapprovingly (usually followed by on or upon):
to frown upon a scheme.
verb (used with object)
4.
to express by a frown:
to frown one’s displeasure.
5.
to force or shame with a disapproving frown:
to frown someone into silence.
noun
6.
a frowning look; scowl.
7.
any expression or show of disapproval:
a tax bill that received Congressional frowns.
/fraʊn/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to draw the brows together and wrinkle the forehead, esp in worry, anger, or concentration
2.
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to have a dislike (of); look disapprovingly (upon): the club frowned upon political activity by its members
3.
(transitive) to express (worry, etc) by frowning
4.
(transitive) often foll by down. to force, silence, etc, by a frowning look
noun
5.
the act of frowning
6.
a show of dislike or displeasure
v.

late 14c., from Old French frognier “to frown or scowl, snort, turn one’s nose up,” related to froigne “scowling look,” probably from Gaulish *frogna “nostril” (cf. Welsh ffroen “nose”), with a sense of “snort,” or perhaps “haughty grimace.” Related: Frowned; frowning.
n.

1580s, from frown (v.).

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