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frown upon

To show one's disapproval of something. I just know my mother frowns upon my decision to go to a state school. Please stop frowning upon my choice and support me!
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frown at someone or something

to scowl at someone or something. Please don't frown at me. I didn't do anything. Frank frowned at the dog and gave it a kick.
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frown on someone or something

to disapprove of someone or something; to show displeasure or disapproval of someone or something. The Internal Revenue Service frowns on tax cheaters. Aunt Clara always seemed to frown on my cousin for some reason.
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frown on something

to disapprove of something You can wear jeans, but I think the restaurant frowns on shorts and sneakers.
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frown on

Regard with disapproval or distaste, as in Pat frowns on bad language. this idiom transfers the disapproving facial expression to the thought it expresses. [Late 1500s]
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frown on

or frown upon
To disapprove of something: The administration frowns on late submissions of the required forms. My parents frown upon loud music.
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So, if you stop someone from frowning you would think that they are going to be less sad or unhappy.
Photographs of young children captured smiling or frowning, with their mouth open or looking away from the camera will now be accepted, while babies aged under 12 months do not need to have their eyes open.
And others are beginning to use toxins to paralyse the muscles that cause wrinkles - like Botox injected into the small lines directly above the nose to stop people frowning.
The same is true for frowning less: People who frown less report experiencing more positive feelings.
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In addition, there are indications that frowning increases the perception of effort (Larsen et al.
So, locally at least, the world of the councillor is a frowning one.
Vadala--who started with The Summit twenty-five years ago and has been their leader since 1995--went from frowning upon point-of-purchase lending to controlling the game.
Several Bulgarian dailies circulated last week a picture of Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov frowning as he tries spinach soup at a nursery school in Sofia that he visited together with Fandakova.
Comics and people in our industry don't get old because they're not frowning as much
The patients were then treated with botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox, to deactivate the muscles in the forehead that cause frowning and asked to read the same statements again.
AoThere is a heritage that we have incorporated in daily life, that a man is not supposed to laugh or even smile easily, though we [Jordanians] are not people of gloom or unkindness it may look like we are somewhat frowning a lot,Ao he said.
Far from frowning, a 10-year-old Robert is pictured smiling away on the back row (fifth from right).
Patients were photographed by means of standardized facial photography both at rest and at maximum frowning.
It turns out that her extreme physiognomy manipulation followed her getting hold of the results of new research about frowning and how to stop it.