Associations to the word «Frown»


FROWN, noun. 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.
FROWN, verb. (intransitive) To have a frown on one's face.
FROWN, verb. (intransitive) To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavour or threateningly.
FROWN, verb. (transitive) To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look.
FROWN AT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To disapprove (of).
FROWN UPON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To disapprove (of).

Dictionary definition

FROWN, noun. A facial expression of dislike or displeasure.
FROWN, verb. Look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats