discountenance

verb
dis·coun·te·nance | \ dis-ˈkau̇n-tə-nən(t)s , -ˈkau̇nt-nən(t)s \

Definition of discountenance 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

2 : to look with disfavor on : discourage by evidence of disapproval discountenanced all bellicose statements

discountenance

noun

Definition of discountenance (Entry 2 of 2)

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Verb

a social philosopher who discountenanced all programs for helping the needy, claiming that society should encourage survival of the fittest the political party was discountenanced by the actions of a few of its overly zealous members

Noun

made known his long-standing discountenance of any form of religious belief
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First Known Use of discountenance

Verb

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1579, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of discountenance was in 1579

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