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frown

frown

 
 
pronunciation:
fraUn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: frowned, frowning, frowns
definition 1: to wrinkle or contract the forehead, as in anger, displeasure, or perplexity.
similar words:
gloom, scowl
definition 2: to look with disapproval, displeasure, or distaste (usu. fol. by on or upon).
She frowned upon religious education.
antonyms:
smile
similar words:
object
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to exhibit (one's anger, displeasure, or the like) by frowning.
antonyms:
smile
similar words:
scowl
definition 2: to constrain by frowning.
The teacher frowned the class into silence.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a contraction of the forehead, as in anger, displeasure, or perplexity; scowl.
similar words:
scowl
derivations: frowning (adj.), frowningly (adv.), frowner (n.)
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  anger, emotion, face