verb (used with object), dis·coun·te·nanced, dis·coun·te·nanc·ing.
Related formsdis·coun·te·nanc·er, noun
Examples from the Web for discountenance
One would be tempted to talk too much here—to discountenance the performance.The Adventures of a Widow|Edgar Fawcett
Its grand object is the discountenance of blasphemy, impurity and all the vices to which poor human nature are addicted.
But to discountenance nagging is not to encourage laudation, adulation, or encomium, or even praise.
Above all things, let us discountenance the agitation of exciting topics.
He has stationed himself there merely to watch and discountenance her.Camilla|Fanny Burney