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discountenance

[ dis-koun-tn-uhns ]
/ d瑟s藞ka蕣n tn 蓹ns /
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verb (used with object), dis路coun路te路nanced, dis路coun路te路nanc路ing.
to disconcert, embarrass, or abash: With his composure, he survived every attempt to discountenance him.
to show disapproval of: The teachers discountenanced smoking by the students.
noun
disapproval; disapprobation.
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Origin of discountenance

First recorded in 1570鈥80; dis-1 + countenance

OTHER WORDS FROM discountenance

dis路coun路te路nanc路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for discountenance

discountenance
/ (d瑟s藞ka蕣nt瑟n蓹ns) /

verb (tr)
to make ashamed or confused
to disapprove of
noun
disapproval
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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