discountenance definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to see or treat with disfavor.
    • To put off countenance; disconcert.
    • To ruffle or discompose the countenance of; to place of countenance; to place to shame; to abash.
    • To refuse to countenance, or provide the assistance of your respective approval to; to provide one's impact against; to restrain by cool therapy; to discourage.
    • To view or treat with disfavor.
    • to place off countenance; disconcert.
    • To ruffle or discompose the countenance of; to place of countenance; to place to shame; to abash.
    • To refuse to countenance, or give the support of one's endorsement to; to offer one's impact against; to restrain by cold treatment; to discourage.
  • noun:
    • Disfavor or disapproval.
    • bad aspect; unfriendly respect; cold treatment; disapprobation; whatever will always check or discourage.
    • cool treatment; undesirable aspect; unfriendly respect; disapprobation; whatever has a tendency to always check or discourage.
    • Disfavor or disapproval.
    • Unfavorable aspect; unfriendly regard; cool treatment; disapprobation; whatever will check or discourage.
    • Cold therapy; undesirable aspect; unfriendly regard; disapprobation; whatever has a tendency to always check or discourage.
  • verb:
    • having an unfavorable viewpoint of; to deprecate or disapprove
    • To abash, embarrass or disconcert
    • look with disfavor on
    • program disapproval by discouraging
    • To have an unfavorable viewpoint of; to deprecate or disapprove
    • To abash, embarrass or disconcert
    • appearance with disfavor on
    • show disapproval by discouraging
  • others:
    • To put from countenance; placed to shame; abash.
    • To set the countenance against; show disapprobation of; ergo, to discourage, examine, or restrain: since, to discountenance the use of wine; to discountenance the frivolities for the age.
    • To put out of countenance; put to shame; abash.
    • setting the countenance against; show disapprobation of; thus, to discourage, examine, or restrain: as, to discountenance the use of wine; to discountenance the frivolities regarding the age.

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