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English Dictionary: frown by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
frown
n
  1. a facial expression of dislike or displeasure [syn: frown, scowl]
v
  1. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
    Synonym(s): frown, glower, lour, lower
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frown \Frown\, v. i. [imp. &, p. p. {Frowned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Frowning}.] [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,]
      1. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or
            sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly
            look.
  
                     The frowning wrinkle of her brow.      --Shak.
  
      2. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with
            disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society
            frowns upon rudeness.
  
                     The sky doth frown and lower upon our army. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frown \Frown\, v. t.
      To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval;
      to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into
      silence.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frown \Frown\, n.
      1. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a
            sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
  
                     His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.
                                                                              --Prior.
  
                     Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other
                     maidens are.                                       --H.
                                                                              Coleridge.
  
      2. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of
            Providence; the frowns of Fortune.
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