Fro"ward*ly, adv.Fro"ward*ness, n.

(Frow"er) n. [Cf. frow a frower, and Prov. E, frommard.] A tool. See 2d Frow. Tusser.

(Frow"ey) a. [See Frow, a.] (Carp.) Working smoothly, or without splitting; — said of timber.

(Frown) v. i. [imp. &, p. p. Frowned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Frowning.] [OF. froignier, F. frogner, in se refrogner, se renfrogner, to knit the brow, to frown; perh. of Teutonic origin; cf. It. in frigno wrinkled, frowning, Prov. It. frignare to cringe the face, to make a wry face, dial. Sw. fryna to make a wry face,]

1. To contract the brow in displeasure, severity, or sternness; to scowl; to put on a stern, grim, or surly look.

The frowning wrinkle of her brow.

2. To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavor or threateningly; to lower; as, polite society frowns upon rudeness.

The sky doth frown and lower upon our army.

(Frown), v. t. To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look; as, frown the impudent fellow into silence.

(Frown), n.

1. A wrinkling of the face in displeasure, rebuke, etc.; a sour, severe, or stere look; a scowl.

His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.

Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are.
H. Coleridge.

2. Any expression of displeasure; as, the frowns of Providence; the frowns of Fortune.

(Frown"ing*ly), adv. In a frowning manner.

(Frown"y) a. Frowning; scowling. [Obs.]

Her frowny mother's ragged shoulder.
Sir F. Palgrave.

(Frow"y) a. [Cf. Frowzy, Frouzy.] Musty. rancid; as, frowy butter. "Frowy feed." Spenser

(Frow"zy) a. [See Frouzy.] Slovenly; unkempt; untidy; frouzy. "With head all frowzy." Spenser.

The frowzy soldiers' wives hanging out clothes.
W. D. Howells.

(Froze) imp. of Freeze.

(Fro"zen) a.

1. Congealed with cold; affected by freezing; as, a frozen brook.

They warmed their frozen feet.

2. Subject to frost, or to long and severe cold; chilly; as, the frozen north; the frozen zones.

3. Cold-hearted; unsympathetic; unyielding. [R.]

Be not ever frozen, coy.
T. Carew.

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