What does frown mean?

Definitions for frown
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word frown.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frown, scowl(verb)

    a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

  2. frown, glower, lour, lower(verb)

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

Wiktionary

  1. frown(Noun)

    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. frown(Verb)

    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. Frown(verb)

    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. Frown(verb)

    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. Frown(verb)

    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. Frown(noun)

    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. Frown(noun)

    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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How to say frown in sign language?

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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. 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.

  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. Ruben Abagyan:

    Imagine that when you get depressed, that not just one location on your forehead — which forms this frown wrinkle — but all the muscles get stressed and constricted, then there is a distributed muscle memory. By breaking that memory by basically relaxing all of them, you break the feedback between the head and the muscles in this case.

  4. Jim Beggs:

    Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Laughter and happiness are priceless gifts. That is to say, we all can effortlessly give or offer both of them to ourselves. Or better still, we can individually decide whether to laugh or not, whether to be happy or not. Therefore, do laugh and remain happy everyday. I mean, be happy and laugh as long as you live. For, it pays to be happy rather than to be unhappy. It's equally better off to laugh than to frown. In case you don't know, denying yourself any of the above priceless gifts (happiness and laughter) is cheating your own self unknowingly. Oh! yes, that's just what you are doing to yourself, if you refuse to laugh and be happy always. -Emeasoba George

Images & Illustrations of frown

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  • fronsAfrikaans
  • عبسArabic
  • хму́рыцца, нахму́рыццаBelarusian
  • смръщване, мръщя се, чумеря сеBulgarian
  • mračit seCzech
  • finsterer Blick, Stirnrunzeln, runzeln, die Stirn runzelnGerman
  • συνοφρύωσηGreek
  • malridetoEsperanto
  • fruncir el ceño, ceñoSpanish
  • kulmu kortsutama, kulme kortsutamaEstonian
  • اخمPersian
  • [[kulmien]] [[kurtistus]], [[otsan]] [[rypistys]], [[rypistää]] [[otsa, [[kurtistaa]] [[kulmatFinnish
  • froncement, froncer les sourcilsFrench
  • púicIrish
  • [[հոնքերը]] [[կիտել]], խոժոռվածություն, խոժոռվելArmenian
  • gretta, hnykla brýnnar, hleypa brúnum, ygglibrún, vanþóknunarsvipur, yggla sigIcelandic
  • accigliato, corruccio, corrucciamento, accigliarsi, corrucciarsi, immusonire, risentirsi, accigliamento, imbronciare, imbronciarsiItalian
  • זועףHebrew
  • 顔を顰めるJapanese
  • მოღუშული გარეგნობა, წარბის შეკვრაGeorgian
  • fronsenDutch
  • zmarszczenie brwi, marszczyć brwiPolish
  • franzimento, franzir o cenho, fazer cara feiaPortuguese
  • încrunta, încruntareRomanian
  • [[хмурить]] [[бровь, насупленные брови, [[нахмурить]] [[бровь, хмуриться, нахмуриться, хмурый взгляд, нахмуренные бровиRussian
  • мр̀ште̄ње, мр̀гође̄ње, mr̀štēnje, mr̀gođēnjeSerbo-Croatian
  • mračiť saSlovak
  • sosobanaSouthern Sotho
  • [[rynka]] [[pannaSwedish
  • కోపదృష్టిTelugu

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