countenance definition

  • noun:
    • Appearance, particularly the expression of the face: The question left him with a puzzled countenance.
    • the face area or facial functions.
    • A look or expression indicative of support or of ethical help.
    • help or approval.
    • Obsolete Bearing; demeanor.
    • Appearance, particularly the features and appearance of face.
    • Appearance or phrase associated with face; look; aspect; mien.
    • The face; the features.
    • Approving or encouraging element of face; hence, favor, great might, support; aid; reassurance.
    • Superficial look; show; pretense.
    • the facial skin; the whole form of the facial skin; the functions, regarded as a whole; the visage.
    • The characteristic look or expression associated with face; look; aspect; facial look.
    • Aspect or look conferred; seeming imparted to everything, as by terms or conduct in regards to it: as. to place a beneficial or a poor countenance upon something.
    • Appearance of favor or good might; support afforded by friendly action; support; patronage.
    • Assumed look; appearing; program; pretense.
    • In old legislation, credit or estimation by explanation of the estate, with mention of their symptom in life.
    • For this reason Favor caused by estimation or repute; trust; confidence.
    • Good appearance, presentableness.
    • In benefit; in estimation.
    • Synonyms See face, n.
    • formal and specific approval
    • the look communicated by a person's face
    • the man face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' tend to be informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is Uk)
    • Appearance, particularly the phrase associated with the face: issue left him with a puzzled countenance.
    • The face or facial functions.
    • A look or appearance indicative of support or of ethical help.
    • Support or endorsement.
    • Obsolete Bearing; demeanor.
    • Appearance, particularly the features and phrase of this face.
    • Appearance or phrase of the face; look; aspect; mien.
    • the facial skin; the features.
    • Approving or encouraging part of face; therefore, favor, good might, support; aid; support.
    • Superficial look; program; pretense.
    • the face area; the whole kind of the facial skin; the features, considered as a whole; the visage.
    • The characteristic look or phrase of the face; look; aspect; facial look.
    • Aspect or look conferred; appearing imparted to everything, as by words or conduct regarding it: as. to put good or a poor countenance upon everything.
    • Appearance of favor or good will; help afforded by friendly action; encouragement; patronage.
    • Assumed appearance; appearing; program; pretense.
    • In old law, credit or estimation by reason of your respective property, sufficient reason for mention of the their symptom in life.
    • therefore Favor resulting from estimation or repute; trust; confidence.
    • great appearance, presentableness.
    • In benefit; in estimation.
    • Synonyms See face, n.
    • formal and specific approval
    • the appearance communicated by someone's face
    • the individual face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' tend to be informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is Uk)
  • verb-transitive:
    • to provide sanction or help to; tolerate or accept: the faculty administration won't countenance cheating.
    • To encourage; to prefer; to approve; to assist; to abet.
    • which will make a show of; to pretend.
    • To give sanction or assistance to; tolerate or approve: the school management will not countenance cheating.
    • To motivate; to favor; to approve; to help; to abet.
    • to help make a show of; to pretend.
  • verb:
    • To tolerate, assistance, sanction, patronise or approve of one thing.
    • permission to, offer authorization
    • To tolerate, support, sanction, patronise or approve of something.
    • permission to, give permission
  • others:
    • to show up friendly or favorable to; benefit; encourage; aid; support; abet.
    • to produce a show of; pretend.
    • To give result to; work suitably to; take keeping with.
    • to seem friendly or favorable to; favor; encourage; aid; support; abet.
    • To make a show of; pretend.
    • To give result to; act suitably to; maintain maintaining.

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