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discountenance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discountenance

  1. refusal to accept as right or desirable made known his long-standing discountenance of any form of religious belief Synonyms of discountenance deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, displeasureWords Related to discountenance disrelish, distaste; rejection, thumbs-down; blame, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, dispraise, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobation; antagonism, antipathy, hostility; belittlement, disparagement, objection, oppositionNear Antonyms of discountenance acclaim, commendation, praise; endorsement (also indorsement), sanction, thumbs-up; empathy, sympathyAntonyms of discountenance approbation, approval, favor


discountenance

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discountenance

  1. 1 to hold an unfavorable opinion of a social philosopher who discountenanced all programs for helping the needy, claiming that society should encourage survival of the fittest Synonyms of discountenance deprecate, disapprove, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, frown (on or upon), mislike, reprove, tsk-tsk, tut (over or about), tut-tut (over or about)Words Related to discountenance disrelish, object (to), pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject, reprehend, reprobate, scorn; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, discommend; chide, rebuke, reproach, scoldNear Antonyms of discountenance endorse (also indorse), sanction, support; adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), love, relish, revel (in)Antonyms of discountenance approve, favor, like

  2. 2 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress the political party was discountenanced by the actions of a few of its overly zealous members Synonyms of discountenance abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattleWords Related to discountenance agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, put off, put out, unhinge, unsettle, upset; debase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate, queer, shameNear Antonyms of discountenance calm, comfort, console, relieve, soothe; buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, hearten; assure, reassure


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