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Synonyms for frown

glare

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scowl

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frown on or upon something

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Synonyms for frown

to wrinkle one's brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure

frown on: to have or express an unfavorable opinion of

the act of wrinkling the brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure

Synonyms for frown

a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

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There was one of the guests, however, who stood apart, eyeing these antics sternly and scornfully, at once with a frown and a bitter smile.
Of the first grade the leading features are long locks and smiles; of the second frogged coats and frowns.
She frowns a little--not in anger, but as a brave child frowns when he is trying not to cry.
But by that time you do not much care whether she smiles or frowns.
The Moors held the place twelve hundred years ago, and a staunch old castle of theirs of that date still frowns from the middle of the town, with moss-grown battlements and sides well scarred by shots fired in battles and sieges that are forgotten now.
Nothing could smooth the frowns upon his face; every one who observed him noticed that a deep feeling of resentment, of remote origin, increased by slow degrees, as the source becomes a river, thanks to the thousand threads of water that increase its body, was keenly alive in the depths of the king's heart.
It would have been more becoming of thee, methinks, to have checked them with frowns instead of spurring them on by laughter.
It is my contemptible weakness that if I say a character smiled vacuously, I must smile vacuously; if he frowns or leers, I frown or leer; if he is a coward or given to contortions, I cringe, or twist my legs until I have to stop writing to undo the knot.
The frowns and scowls and evil looks were all gone.
The inn itself garnished with another Saracen's Head, frowns upon you from the top of the yard; while from the door of the hind boot of all the red coaches that are standing therein, there glares a small Saracen's Head, with a twin expression to the large Saracens' Heads below, so that the general appearance of the pile is decidedly of the Saracenic order.
Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
Clergymen paused in the streets, to address words of exhortation, that brought a crowd, with its mingled grin and frown, around the poor, sinful woman.
His face had become frozen, as it were, in a very curious look at Darnay: an intent look, deepening into a frown of dislike and distrust, not even unmixed with fear.
He bent down so low to frown at his boots, that he was able to rub the calves of his legs in the pause he made.
He cannot brook the slightest appearance of defiance, and has remained the irreconcilable enemy of ships and men ever since ships and men had the unheard of audacity to go afloat together in the face of his frown.