Crabbed vs Frowning - What's the difference?

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Crabbed is a related term of frowning.

As verbs the difference between crabbed and frowning

is that crabbed is (crab) while frowning is .

As an adjective crabbed

is bad-tempered or cantankerous.

As a noun frowning is

the act of giving a frown.




(en adjective)
  • Bad-tempered or cantankerous.
  • Cramped, bent.
  • * 1800(?) Robert Southey, Winter
  • A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee,
    Old Winter, with a rugged beard as grey
    As the long moss upon the apple-tree;
  • (of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
  • Derived terms

    * crabbedly * crabbedness


  • (crab)
  • frowning



  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of giving a frown.
  • * Isaac Watts
  • Let all the creatures above and below frown and scowl upon me; if my Creator smile, I am happy; nor can all their frownings diminish my complete joy.