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discountenance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discountenance

  1. refusal to accept as right or desirable <made known his long-standing discountenance of any form of religious belief> Synonyms deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, displeasureRelated Words disrelish, distaste; rejection, thumbs-down; blame, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, dispraise, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobation; antagonism, antipathy, hostility; belittlement, disparagement, objection, oppositionNear Antonyms acclaim, commendation, praise; endorsement (also indorsement), sanction, thumbs-up; empathy, sympathyAntonyms approbation, approval, favor




discountenance

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discountenance

  1. 1 to hold an unfavorable opinion of <a social philosopher who discountenanced all programs for helping the needy, claiming that society should encourage survival of the fittest> Synonyms deprecate, disapprove, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, frown (on or upon), mislike, reprove, tsk-tsk, tut (over or about), tut-tut (over or about)Related Words disrelish, object (to), pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject, reprehend, reprobate, scorn; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, discommend; chide, rebuke, reproach, scoldNear Antonyms endorse (also indorse), sanction, support; adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), love, relish, revel (in)Antonyms approve, favor, like

  2. 2 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress <the political party was discountenanced by the actions of a few of its overly zealous members> Synonyms abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattleRelated Words agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, put off, put out, unhinge, unsettle, upset; debase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, queer, shameNear Antonyms calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure




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