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discountenance

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

Definition of discountenance

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  abash, disconcert

  3. 2 :  to look with disfavor on :  discourage by evidence of disapproval discountenanced all bellicose statements

Examples of discountenance in a sentence

  1. a social philosopher who discountenanced all programs for helping the needy, claiming that society should encourage survival of the fittest

  2. the political party was discountenanced by the actions of a few of its overly zealous members

1584

First Known Use of discountenance

1584


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discountenance

noun dis·coun·te·nance

Definition of discountenance

Examples of discountenance in a sentence

  1. made known his long-standing discountenance of any form of religious belief

1579

First Known Use of discountenance

1579


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