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countenance

noun

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1 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling
  • a pleasant countenance that puts visitors at ease

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2 the front part of the head
  • a fairly pretty countenance

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countenance

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of countenance (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to have a favorable opinion of
  • I don't countenance such behavior in children of any age

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2 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • countenanced the delays and inconveniences of traveling by air with good grace

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The first known use of countenance was in the 13th century

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“Countenance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/countenance. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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