frown on

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Related to frown on: scowling, Frowned Upon
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.frown on - look disapprovingly upon
disapprove - consider bad or wrong
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To wrinkle one's brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
Idiom: look black.
phrasal verb
frown on or upon
To have or express an unfavorable opinion of:
The act of wrinkling the brow, as in thought, puzzlement, or displeasure:
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w>frown (up)on

vi +prep obj (fig) suggestion, ideamissbilligen, mit Stirnrunzeln betrachten; this practice is frowned (up)ondiese Gewohnheit ist verpönt
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References in classic literature ?
He had wound a red handkerchief round his cloth cap to give it the air of a turban, and his red comforter across his breast as a scarf,--an amount of red which, with the tremendous frown on his brow, and the decision with which he grasped the sword, as he held it with its point resting on the ground, would suffice to convey an approximate idea of his fierce and bloodthirsty disposition.
He soft-pedals the Bible's hatred of homosexuality by characterizing it as "seven peculiar verses that seem to frown on homosexual acts." Does "If a man lies with a male as with a woman ...