To frown

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Definition

to frown: to bring one's eyebrows together to show that you are sad, annoyed or worried
verb
Susie frowned after hearing Philip's horrible jokes. She didn't look happy at all.

to frown upon: to disapprove of
verb
We here at Kalvin Krime frown upon that type of behavior. We completely disapprove of such ways of behaving.

a frown: a grimace, a face with eyebrows brought together, the opposite of a smile
noun
Turn that frown upside down, sad clown. Smile please and try not to look so sad.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Turn that frown upside-down, sad clown!
US: Susie frowned after hearing Philip's horrible jokes.
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Examples

  • "Genteel manners, impeccable grooming, a slightly flamboyant dress sense, a love of theatre - all the hallmarks of an English gentleman - are frowned upon in a post-Brexit Europe."
  • "I can't be sure, but I would swear they were almost like normal human beings: smiling, frowning, yawning."
  • "And I swear the other day he frowned at me!"

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