What does frown mean?

Definitions for frown
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frown, scowlverb

    a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

  2. frown, glower, lour, lowerverb

    look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

Wiktionary

  1. frownnoun

    A facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often confusion or concentration.

    Etymology: From frognier, from frogna.

  2. frownverb

    To have a frown on one's face.

    Etymology: From frognier, from frogna.

Wikipedia

  1. Frown

    A frown (also known as a scowl) is a facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often confusion or concentration. The appearance of a frown varies by culture. Although most technical definitions define it as a wrinkling of the brow, in North America it is primarily thought of as an expression of the mouth. In those cases when used iconically, as with an emoticon, it is entirely presented by the curve of the lips forming a down-open curve. The mouth expression is also commonly referred to in the colloquial English phrase "turn that frown upside down" which indicates changing from sad to happy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frownverb

    to contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look

    Etymology: [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,]

  2. Frownverb

    to manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness

    Etymology: [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,]

  3. Frownverb

    to repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence

    Etymology: [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,]

  4. Frownnoun

    a wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl

    Etymology: [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,]

  5. Frownnoun

    any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune

    Etymology: [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,]

Freebase

  1. Frown

    A frown is a facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often confusion or concentration. The appearance of a frown varies from culture to culture. Although most technical definitions define it as a wrinkling of the brow, in North America it is primarily thought of as an expression of the mouth. In those cases when used iconically, as with an emoticon, it is entirely presented by the curve of the lips forming a down-open curve. The mouth expression is also commonly referred to in the colloquial English phrase "turn that frown upside down" which indicates changing from sad to happy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frown

    frown, v.i. to wrinkle the brow as in anger: to look angry.—v.t. to repel by a frown.—n. a wrinkling or contraction of the brow in displeasure, &c.: a stern look.—adj. Frown′ing, gloomy.—adv. Frown′ingly. [From O. Fr. froignier (mod. refrogner), to knit the brow; origin unknown.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frown' in Verbs Frequency: #756

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frown in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of frown in a Sentence

  1. Jamie Turner:

    There are conservative elements in Iran that would frown upon these images because they show young people in bikinis and others drinking alcohol. What I see are images of kids who are rebelling against the social norms that they grew up with.

  2. RVM:

    Everyday there will be an opportunity to Frown or to Smile, to Drown or to Dance, to be Sad or to be Glad. It's a Choice!

  3. Charles Hendrickson Brower:

    A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.

  4. RVM:

    Everyday there will be an opportunity to Frown or to Smile, to Drown or to Dance, to be Sad or to be Glad. It's a Choice!-RVM

  5. Unknown:

    Never frown, even when you're sad, because you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile.

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  • fronsAfrikaans
  • عبسArabic
  • хму́рыцца, нахму́рыццаBelarusian
  • смръщване, чумеря се, мръщя сеBulgarian
  • mračit seCzech
  • die Stirn runzeln, runzeln, Stirnrunzeln, finsterer BlickGerman
  • συνοφρύωσηGreek
  • malridetoEsperanto
  • ceño, fruncir el ceñoSpanish
  • kulmu kortsutama, kulme kortsutamaEstonian
  • اخمPersian
  • [[kulmien]] [[kurtistus]], [[otsan]] [[rypistys]], [[kurtistaa]] [[kulmat, [[rypistää]] [[otsaFinnish
  • froncement, froncer les sourcilsFrench
  • púicIrish
  • [[հոնքերը]] [[կիտել]], խոժոռվել, խոժոռվածությունArmenian
  • ygglibrún, gretta, vanþóknunarsvipur, yggla sig, hleypa brúnum, hnykla brýnnarIcelandic
  • accigliamento, risentirsi, imbronciarsi, immusonire, imbronciare, corrucciarsi, accigliarsi, corrucciamento, corruccio, accigliatoItalian
  • זועףHebrew
  • 顔を顰めるJapanese
  • მოღუშული გარეგნობა, წარბის შეკვრაGeorgian
  • fronsenDutch
  • zmarszczenie brwi, marszczyć brwiPolish
  • franzir o cenho, franzimento, fazer cara feiaPortuguese
  • încruntare, încruntaRomanian
  • [[хмурить]] [[бровь, нахмуриться, хмуриться, нахмуренные брови, [[нахмурить]] [[бровь, насупленные брови, хмурый взглядRussian
  • мр̀ште̄ње, мр̀гође̄ње, mr̀štēnje, mr̀gođēnjeSerbo-Croatian
  • mračiť saSlovak
  • sosobanaSouthern Sotho
  • [[rynka]] [[pannaSwedish
  • కోపదృష్టిTelugu

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