English version

frown on/upon somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfrown on/upon somebody/something phrasal verbDISAPPROVEto disapprove of someone or something, especially someone’s behaviour Even though divorce is legal, it is still frowned upon. frown→ See Verb table
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frown on/upon Other pesticides are legal, but frowned upon.Working mothers are frowned upon, and their children are less likely to be accepted by elite schools.Divorce in many communities was allowed, though frowned upon and usually had less to do with incompatibility than with infertility.None doubted his ability, but Hardaker frowned upon his frankness.Debauchery is not exactly frowned upon in the court of the pleasure-loving King Charles.But single women don't frown on married life.Inheriting money, the gentle practice of gentlemen and the upper classed for centuries is now frowned upon or outright criticised.Barry had always frowned on those who had affairs.
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Verb table
frown
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfrown
he, she, itfrowns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfrowned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave frowned
he, she, ithas frowned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad frowned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill frown
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have frowned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam frowning
he, she, itis frowning
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you, we, theyare frowning
Past
I, he, she, itwas frowning
you, we, theywere frowning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been frowning
he, she, ithas been frowning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been frowning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be frowning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been frowning
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