Frown vs Glare - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between frown and glare
is that frown
is a facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often confusion or concentration while glare
is (uncountable) an intense, blinding light.
As verbs the difference between frown and glare
is that frown
is to have a on one's face while glare
is to stare angrily.
As an adjective glare is
(us|of ice) smooth and bright or translucent; glary.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often confusion or concentration.
To have a on one's face.
To manifest displeasure or disapprobation; to look with disfavour or threateningly.
- Noisy gossip in the library is frowned upon.
To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look.
- The sky doth frown and lower upon our army.
- Frown the impudent fellow into silence.
* frown at
* frown on
* frown upon
(uncountable) An intense, blinding light.
Showy brilliance; gaudiness.
An angry or fierce stare.
- the frame of burnished steel that cast a glare
(telephony) A call collision; the situation where an incoming call occurs at the same time as an outgoing call.
(US) A smooth, bright, glassy surface.
- About them round, / A lion now he stalks with fiery glare .
A viscous, transparent substance; glair.
- a glare of ice
To stare angrily.
- He walked in late, with the teacher glaring at him the whole time.
To shine brightly.
- an eye that scorcheth all it glares upon
- The sun glared down on the desert sand.
To be bright and intense, or ostentatiously splendid.
* Alexander Pope
- The cavern glares with new-admitted light.
To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
- She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring.
- Every eye glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire.
* glare filter
(US, of ice) smooth and bright or translucent; glary
- skating on glare ice