To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.
- To wrinkle the brow, as in thought or displeasure.
- To regard something with disapproval or distaste: frowned on the use of so much salt in the food.
- To express (disapproval, for example) by wrinkling the brow.
- A wrinkling of the brow in thought or displeasure; a scowl.