frowningly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

frowning +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

frowningly (comparative more frowningly, superlative most frowningly)

  1. While or as if frowning
    • 1907, Erasmus W. Jones, The Young Captives[1]:
      "And by what name is he known?" frowningly inquired the king.
    • 1909, Ralph Henry Barbour, The Lilac Girl[2]:
      "I'm sorry to hear you say that," said Wade, frowningly.
    • 1913, Ethel May Dell, The Rocks of Valpre[3]:
      She looked at him frowningly.