Frown vs Glare - What's the difference?

frown | glare |


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?

frown

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * permafrown

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The sky doth frown and lower upon our army.
  • To repress or repel by expressing displeasure or disapproval; to rebuke with a look.
  • Frown the impudent fellow into silence.

    Derived terms

    * frown at * frown on * frown upon

    glare

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) An intense, blinding light.
  • * Dryden
  • the frame of burnished steel that cast a glare
  • Showy brilliance; gaudiness.
  • An angry or fierce stare.
  • * Milton
  • About them round, / A lion now he stalks with fiery 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.
  • a glare of ice
  • A viscous, transparent substance; glair.
  • Verb

    (glar)
  • To stare angrily.
  • He walked in late, with the teacher glaring at him the whole time.
  • * Byron
  • an eye that scorcheth all it glares upon
  • To shine brightly.
  • The sun glared down on the desert sand.
  • * Dryden
  • The cavern glares with new-admitted light.
  • To be bright and intense, or ostentatiously splendid.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring.
  • To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
  • * Milton
  • Every eye glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire.

    Derived terms

    * aglare * glaringly * glare filter

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (US, of ice) smooth and bright or translucent; glary
  • skating on glare ice

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