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Definition of frown:

  1. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
  2. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.
  3. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
  4. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness.
  5. To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.

Synonyms:

turn down, get down, dirty look, scowl, let down, depress, gloomy countenance, lower, stern visage, wry face, express, look black, take down, lour, glower, bring down, forbidding aspect.

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