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1‘the old lady frowned at him’
scowl, glower, glare, lour, look sullen, make a face, look daggers
give someone black looks
furrow one's brows, knit one's brows
informal give someone dirty looks, give someone a death stare
1‘I put the phone down with a frown’
scowl, glower, glare, black look, dirty look
knitted brows, furrowed brows
informal death stare
‘drink-driving was frowned on by the interviewees’
disapprove of, view with disfavour, view with dislike, indicate disapproval of, show disapproval of, dislike, discourage, look askance at, not take kindly to, not think much of, take a dim view of, find unacceptable, be against, take exception to, object to, think wrong, discountenance, have a low opinion of
smile on, approve of
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