Frown v. i. [imp. & p. p. Frowned p. pr. & vb. n. Frowning.]
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.
Frown, v. t. To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.
1. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stern 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.
n : a facial expression of dislike or displeasure [syn: scowl]
v : look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to
signal disapproval [syn: glower, lour, lower]