(v. i.) To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
(v. i.) To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness.
(v. t.) To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.
(n.) A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.
(n.) Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.
(1) The BBC traditionally frowns on its presenters, especially those in BBC News, using columns to comment on news and current affairs.
(2) As soon as I called them and was like, 'Hey guys, it's OK, I'm not smoking meth or anything,' it was OK." He adds, frowning: "I don't really know why it happened… My girlfriend told me everyone had been saying, [he puts on a sulky voice] 'Man, Mac's shows aren't crazy any more.'
(3) Indeed, such parochialism would be downright frowned upon by today's World Cup mentality, considering that both the official anthem and slogan this time round is the typically Fifa-ishly nonsensical, and distinctly Benetton-esque, "We Are One".
(4) By then Wenger's frown lines had deepened in the wake of some heavy limping on Mikel Arteta's part.
(5) The result is that society places a high value on conformity and expressions of individuality are frowned upon; there is a strong emphasis on upholding social “norms” and keeping up appearances – in public if not necessarily in private.
(6) They’re re-education centres for those who’ve lost their way.” Viktor frowns: “Why are you so interested in gulags?
(7) His bastard Ramsay has shown his colors (whatever color is for sadism), but Roose – who abstains from alcohol and only offers a smirk at Lady Stark here, a frown with Jaime Lannister there – is still a cypher.
(8) But I hadn’t realised until relatively late in my obsession how other fellow non-U-ers frowned on it too.
(9) The sale or production of pornography in India remains illegal and taboo, and sex outside marriage is frowned upon.
(10) Working with both hands and frowning at the monitor, Pring reduces the size of her stomach by 90% by creating a “stomach pouch”, a stapled-off part the size of an egg.
(11) Even without this legislation, the law generally frowns upon what Rasch calls “self help”.
(12) Patients who are candidates for this type of surgery include those who have a long forehead, a short forehead, deep wrinkles, or thinner skin, as well as patients with deep frown lines and hyperactive corrugator muscles.
(13) There are other points of comparison – the instinct for PR moments, the actorly frown and catch in the voice, the appealing family pictures – but these are the essential ones.
(14) She is frowning on the hostile takeover bid from Spain's ACS (which in Florentino Pérez just so happens to share a chairman with Real Madrid) for Hochtief, Germany's biggest builder.
(15) Cycle furiously while bent over your handlebars with a deep frown!
(16) When some Soviet officials violated that principle, it was frowned upon.
(17) A novel feature is accurate compensation for 'smile' or 'frown' profiles as well as for the possible splay or curvature of lanes.
(18) Not for the last time during our meeting, Black Francis frowns and nods briskly, in a way which suggests that something I find a bit peculiar doesn't seem particularly peculiar to him.
(19) With David T Neal from the University of Southern California she recently published a paper entitled "Embodied Emotion Perception: Amplifying and Dampening Facial Feedback Modulates Emotional Perception Accuracy" , which found that using Botox – a neurotoxin injected into muscles to reduce frown lines – reduces a person's ability to empathise with others.
(20) He frowned on the kind of rampant drug use that characterised The Warehouse's big competitor, The Music Box: "I wouldn't allow those type of things to happen in my club," he told one interviewer, firmly.
(v. i.) To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
(v. i.) Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.
(v. t.) To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.
(v. t.) To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance.
(n.) The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.
(n.) Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect.
(1) "I have no idea," Farage barked back with something between a grin and a scowl.
(2) As Steve spends half his money trying in vain to keep a scowl off Michelle's face and the rest comfort eating, Liz stumped up half the cash.
(3) On every street corner in Kabul, you can see a teenager in stonewashed jeans raising his head from scowling at his phone and moving with genuine delight to talk to an older person.
(4) You can tell these ones are evil, because they are scowling, have weirder facial piercings, and wear epaulettes made of human jawbones.
(5) The models' hair was styled into outsize saucers, their lashes and brows powdered white; they wore Black Watch tartan and scowled as they stomped.
(6) General elections, however, were the time when all the grand inquisitor's talents as cross-examiner came on full display, when the televsion public saw "the scowling, frowning, glowering" Robin Day "with those cruel glasses" (Frankie Howerd's description), as well as the relieving shafts of humour.
(7) The Italian was a vocal presence in the technical area, hollering at his players, urging them to keep their shape and discipline, and scowling whenever someone ignored his instructions.
(8) Roughly speaking.” The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had In Edinburgh in the late 90s I went to a barber’s I had always gone to, in an alleyway off Cockburn Street, run by an old Italian man, but he wasn’t there, and in his place were two threatening, scowling young men.
(9) It is easy to see why players bounce off Klopp and indeed it was tempting to wonder if Chelsea’s despondent players were casting the occasional envious glance at the German, whose energetic and engrossing touchline demeanour offered a welcome shade of light next to José Mourinho ’s dark scowl.
(10) Each day was a mental assault course, trying to minimise the threat, attempting not to nudge her simmering, scowling disapproval into explosive rage.
(11) The moment the question leaves my lips, Garfield's smile suddenly drops and his eyebrows knit into a scowl.
(12) Mourinho ran the length of the touchline before sliding to his knees – to scowls of disdain from Alex Ferguson – and pumping his fist at the shell-shocked crowd.
(13) It was that kind of night and this was the soft-focus Keane: no beard, no scowl, just a sunrise of a smile.
(14) As grim as a gargoyle, craggy as a crag, jaw set in steel – even the famous smirk was well hidden behind the scowl.
(15) And when Miliband mocked her leadership ambitions at PMQs, her scowl could have stripped paint.
(16) After Freak Show, American Horror could probably do with shaking up the formula slightly to prevent atrophy, though with Lange reportedly hanging up her scowl at the end of the current run its hand may be forced.
(17) Or herself – the famous portraits of her sitting, legs splayed, fried eggs covering her breasts, or of her smoking a cigarette into a long ash, scowling in concentration like a female James Dean.
(18) The she finishes her water and scowls and says, “I might.
(19) Mummy was a great beauty and I was always scowling.
(20) 'The sentences,' wrote Larissa MacFarquhar in a brilliant New Yorker profile of Chomsky 10 years ago, 'are accusations of guilt, but not from a position of innocence or hope for something better: Chomsky's sarcasm is the scowl of a fallen world, the sneer of hell's veteran to its appalled naifs' – and thus, in an odd way, static and ungenerative.