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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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