Definition of "frown" []

  • To wrinkle the brow, as in thought or displeasure. (verb-intransitive)
  • To regard something with disapproval or distaste: frowned on the use of so much salt in the food. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express (disapproval, for example) by wrinkling the brow. (verb-transitive)
  • A wrinkling of the brow in thought or displeasure; a scowl. (noun)
  • To draw the brows together and wrinkle the forehead, esp in worry, anger, or concentration (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To have a dislike (of); look disapprovingly (upon) (verb)
  • To express (worry, etc) by frowning (verb)
  • To force, silence, etc, by a frowning look (verb)
  • The act of frowning (noun)
  • A show of dislike or displeasure (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "frown" in a sentence
  • "Monarch, that rulest over an hundred states; whose frown is terrible as death, and whose armies cover the land, boast not thyself as though there were none above thee: – God is above thee;"
  • "What could force a frown is the U.S. relationship with Taiwan."
  • ""Anyone vain and foolish enough to have himself or herself injected with a deadly toxin to remove so-called frown lines is a good candidate for a silicone brain implant as well," suggested another."