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countenance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of countenance

  1. 1 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling <a pleasant countenance that puts visitors at ease> Synonyms cast, look, expression, face, visageRelated Words frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl; grin, smile; air, appearance, aspect, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence

  2. 2 the front part of the head <a fairly pretty countenance> Synonyms face, kisser [slang], mug, pan [slang], puss [slang], visageRelated Words appearance, aspect, features, lineaments, looks, mien, presence; expression, physiognomy

  3. 3 evenness of emotions or temper <the EMT's purposeful countenance was in stark contrast to everyone else's hysteria> Synonyms aplomb, calmness, collectedness, composedness, composure, cool, coolness, equanimity, equilibrium, imperturbability, placidity, repose, sangfroid, self-composedness, self-possession, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilnessRelated Words assurance, confidence, poise, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; easygoingness, laid-backness; apathy, detachment, impassivity, indifference, insensibility, numbness, phlegm, unconcernNear Antonyms alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, solicitude, uneasiness, worry; excitability, excitableness, nervousness; disturbanceAntonyms agitation, discomposure, perturbation




countenance

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of countenance

  1. 1 to have a favorable opinion of <I don't countenance such behavior in children of any age> Synonyms accept, care (for), approve, favor, OK (or okay), subscribe (to)Related Words acclaim, applaud, laud, praise, salute; back (up), concur (in), stand by, support, sustain, uphold; bear, endure, tolerate; assent (to), consent (to); commend, recommend; enjoy, likeNear Antonyms blacklist, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, reprehend, reprobate; dislike, mind; detest, hate, loathe; dissent (from), object (to), opposeAntonyms disapprove (of), discountenance, disfavor, frown (on or upon)

  2. 2 to put up with (something painful or difficult) <countenanced the delays and inconveniences of traveling by air with good grace> Synonyms abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, bear, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)





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