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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 of countenance cast, look, expression, face, visageWords Related to countenance 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 of countenance face, kisser [slang], mug, pan [slang], puss [slang], visageWords Related to countenance 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 of countenance aplomb, calmness, collectedness, composedness, composure, cool, coolness, equanimity, equilibrium, imperturbability, placidity, repose, sangfroid, self-composedness, self-possession, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilnessWords Related to countenance assurance, confidence, poise, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; easygoingness, laid-backness; apathy, detachment, impassivity, indifference, insensibility, numbness, phlegm, unconcernNear Antonyms of countenance alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, solicitude, uneasiness, worry; excitability, excitableness, nervousness; disturbanceAntonyms of countenance 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 of countenance accept, care (for), approve, favor, OK (or okay), subscribe (to)Words Related to countenance 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 of countenance blacklist, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, reprehend, reprobate; dislike, mind; detest, hate, loathe; dissent (from), object (to), opposeAntonyms of countenance 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 of countenance 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]Words Related to countenance allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms of countenance 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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