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frown 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]

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  1. A facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, usually indicating displeasure or disapproval.



  1. : To have a frown on one's face.
  2. : To express disapproval. (Society frowns on fraud and theft.)

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