Out of countenance


Also found in: Idioms.
not bold or assured; confounded; abashed.
- Addison.

See also: Countenance

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Though I'm something of a naif - I blush, and am easily put out of countenance - I guess polemically I'm a libertarian, one who holds that looking is a feature of sexual license, and that images can't be made without desire of some kind.