verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of frown
Synonyms for frown
Related Words for frownglower, pout, glare, grimace, gloom, lower, sulk, discourage, discountenance, deprecate, object, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, discommend
Examples from the Web for frown
Contemporary Examples of frown
“Lilly… Ledbetter…” we whisper to ourselves as we frown at men.Getting to Know the ‘Beyoncé Voter’
Kelly Williams Brown
July 7, 2014
Early the next morning, “Frown,” Jai Johany Johnson, is living up to his nickname in the hotel restaurant.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
A smile, a contented smirk, even a frown—something—but there was nothing.Can a Straight Man Love Sex and the City?
Michael Patrick King
May 23, 2010
Historical Examples of frown
It made Andy frown, and for an instant he thought of calling Buck back.
And yet in the end Pop was able to muster a fairly good imitation of a frown.
With this new evidence of his generous virtue, the frown passed from his brows.Within the Law
I saw him frown, and suddenly he slapped his thigh as a man does when thought overtakes him.The Trail Book
He gave no direct reply, but certainly did not frown on the request.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Word Origin for frown
late 14c., from Old French frognier "to frown or scowl, snort, turn one's nose up," related to froigne "scowling look," probably from Gaulish *frogna "nostril" (cf. Welsh ffroen "nose"), with a sense of "snort," or perhaps "haughty grimace." Related: Frowned; frowning.
1580s, from frown (v.).