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frown

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verb \ˈfrau̇n\

Simple Definition of frown

  • : to make a frown in anger, concentration, etc.

Full Definition of frown

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to contract the brow in displeasure or concentration

  3. 2 :  to give evidence of displeasure or disapproval by or as if by facial expression <critics frown on the idea>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to show displeasure with or disapproval of especially by facial expression

frown·er noun
frown·ing·ly play \ˈfrau̇-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of frown

  1. She was frowning when she entered the room, so I knew that she was annoyed about something.

  2. <the boss just stood there and frowned at his assistant who, once again, was in trouble>



Origin of frown

Middle English frounen, from Middle French frogner to snort, frown, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh ffroen nostril, Old Irish srón nose


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with frown


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frown

noun

Simple Definition of frown

  • : a serious facial expression that usually shows anger, displeasure, or concentration

Full Definition of frown

  1. 1 :  an expression of displeasure

  2. 2 :  a wrinkling of the brow in displeasure or concentration

Examples of frown

  1. <it was clear from the frown on the CEO's face that sales were headed in the wrong direction>



1581

First Known Use of frown

1581




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