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.

  2. frownverb

    To have a frown on one's face.

  3. Etymology: From frognier, from frogna.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Frownnoun

    A wrinkled look; a look of displeasure.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Patiently endure that frown of fortune, and by some notable exploit win again her favour. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    In his half-clos’d eyes
    Stern vengeance yet and hostile terror stand;
    His front yet threatens, and his frowns command. Matthew Prior.

  2. To FROWNverb

    Etymology: frogner, old French, to wrinkle. Skinner.

    Say, that she frowns; I’ll say, she looks as clear
    As morning roses newly wash’d with dew. William Shakespeare.

    They chuse their magistrate;
    And such a one as he, who puts his shall,
    His popular shall, against a graver bench
    Than ever frown’d. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    How now, daughter, what makes that frontlet on? You are too much of late i’ th’ frown.
    ———— Thou wast a pretty fellow, when thou hadst no need to care for her frowning. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Heroes in animated marble frown. Alexander Pope.

    The wood,
    Whose shady horrors on a rising brow
    Wav’d high, and frown’d upon the stream below. Alexander Pope.

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

  2. Frownverb

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

  3. Frownverb

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

  4. Frownnoun

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

  5. Frownnoun

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

  6. 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. Jim Kelly:

    I have no room to complain, if tomorrow the good Lord decides that's my last day, then I'm not going to go down with a frown. I'm going down with a smile on my face, knowing that I've gotten everything out of life.

  2. Jim Beggs:

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

  3. Goa Kerle:

    Change your fear of challenges to love for triumph over them. So that when you encounter them you will smile, not frown.

  4. Unknown:

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

  5. Jonathan Swift:

    Nor do they trust their tongue alone, but speak a language of their own; can read a nod, a shrug, a look, far better than a printed book; convey a libel in a frown, and wink a reputation down.

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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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