frowny

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

frown +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

frowny (comparative frownier, superlative frowniest)

  1. (informal or childish) Frowning.
    • 1895, Percival Pollard, The Cape of Storms, Chapter V, p. 75, [1]
      [] the black-and-white splendor of our men, as well as the fur-decked rosiness of our women, is only enhanced by contrast against the frowny murkings of the sky.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Sunday,” [2]
      He was always very frowny when the doorbell rang in the middle of Bible reading []
    She made a frowny face.

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