Pronunciation: (froun),[key] —v.i. 1. to contract the brow, as in displeasure or deep thought; scowl.
2. to look displeased; have an angry look.
3. to view with disapproval; look disapprovingly (usually fol. by on or upon): to frown upon a scheme.
—v.t. 1. to express by a frown: to frown one's displeasure. 2. to force or shame with a disapproving frown: to frown someone into silence.
—n. 1. a frowning look; scowl.
2. any expression or show of disapproval: a tax bill that received Congressional frowns.