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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: froignier

frown

1 verb
     
frown1 [intransitive]
to make an angry, unhappy, or confused expression, moving your eyebrows together:
She frowned as she read the letter.
frown at
Mattie frowned at him disapprovingly.

frown on/upon somebody/something

phrasal verb
to disapprove of someone or something, especially someone's behaviour:
Even though divorce is legal, it is still frowned upon.

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