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dis·coun·te·nance

 (dĭs-koun′tə-nəns)
tr.v. dis·coun·te·nanced, dis·coun·te·nanc·ing, dis·coun·te·nanc·es
1. To view or treat with disfavor.
2. To put out of countenance; disconcert.
n.
Disfavor or disapproval.

discountenance

(dɪsˈkaʊntɪnəns)
vb (tr)
1. to make ashamed or confused
2. to disapprove of
n
disapproval

dis•coun•te•nance

(dɪsˈkaʊn tn əns)

v. -nanced, -nanc•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to disconcert, embarrass, or abash.
2. to show disapproval of.
n.
3. disapproval; disapprobation.
[1570–80]

discountenance


Past participle: discountenanced
Gerund: discountenancing

Imperative
discountenance
discountenance
Present
I discountenance
you discountenance
he/she/it discountenances
we discountenance
you discountenance
they discountenance
Preterite
I discountenanced
you discountenanced
he/she/it discountenanced
we discountenanced
you discountenanced
they discountenanced
Present Continuous
I am discountenancing
you are discountenancing
he/she/it is discountenancing
we are discountenancing
you are discountenancing
they are discountenancing
Present Perfect
I have discountenanced
you have discountenanced
he/she/it has discountenanced
we have discountenanced
you have discountenanced
they have discountenanced
Past Continuous
I was discountenancing
you were discountenancing
he/she/it was discountenancing
we were discountenancing
you were discountenancing
they were discountenancing
Past Perfect
I had discountenanced
you had discountenanced
he/she/it had discountenanced
we had discountenanced
you had discountenanced
they had discountenanced
Future
I will discountenance
you will discountenance
he/she/it will discountenance
we will discountenance
you will discountenance
they will discountenance
Future Perfect
I will have discountenanced
you will have discountenanced
he/she/it will have discountenanced
we will have discountenanced
you will have discountenanced
they will have discountenanced
Future Continuous
I will be discountenancing
you will be discountenancing
he/she/it will be discountenancing
we will be discountenancing
you will be discountenancing
they will be discountenancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discountenancing
you have been discountenancing
he/she/it has been discountenancing
we have been discountenancing
you have been discountenancing
they have been discountenancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discountenancing
you will have been discountenancing
he/she/it will have been discountenancing
we will have been discountenancing
you will have been discountenancing
they will have been discountenancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discountenancing
you had been discountenancing
he/she/it had been discountenancing
we had been discountenancing
you had been discountenancing
they had been discountenancing
Conditional
I would discountenance
you would discountenance
he/she/it would discountenance
we would discountenance
you would discountenance
they would discountenance
Past Conditional
I would have discountenanced
you would have discountenanced
he/she/it would have discountenanced
we would have discountenanced
you would have discountenanced
they would have discountenanced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discountenance - look with disfavor on; "The republic soon discountenanced its few friends"
shame - cause to be ashamed
2.discountenance - show disapproval by discouraging; "any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced"
disapprove - consider bad or wrong

discountenance

verb
1. To have or express an unfavorable opinion of:
2. To cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed:
References in classic literature ?
The hermit was somewhat discountenanced by this observation; and, moreover, he made but a poor figure while gazing on the diminution of the pasty, on which his guest was making desperate inroads; a warfare in which his previous profession of abstinence left him no pretext for joining.
In their train were minstrels, not unknown in London streets; wandering players, whose theatres had been the halls of noblemen; mummers, rope-dancers, and mountebanks, who would long be missed at wakes, church ales, and fairs; in a word, mirth makers of every sort, such as abounded in that age, but now began to be discountenanced by the rapid growth of Puritanism.
It was discountenanced by society -- here I said nothing but the truth.
Poor Miss Tita had got up, discountenanced and helpless, and as we stood there before her aunt it would certainly have seemed to a spectator of the scene that the old woman was amusing herself at our expense.
During the whole time consumed in the slow growth of this family tree, the house of Smallweed, always early to go out and late to marry, has strengthened itself in its practical character, has discarded all amusements, discountenanced all story-books, fairy- tales, fictions, and fables, and banished all levities whatsoever.
In that circle they discountenanced those who advised hurried preparations for a removal to Kazan of the court and the girls' educational establishments under the patronage of the Dowager Empress.
He was supposed from his youth upwards to have been trained under a miserly parent, who encouraged the saving appetites in him, but discountenanced the unnecessary, which aim only at amusement and ornament?
Tom wondered if the Doctor knew that his visits to Bilton Grange were for the purpose of taking rooks' nests (a proceeding strongly discountenanced by the owner thereof), and those to Caldecott's Spinney were prompted chiefly by the conveniences for setting night-lines.
Encountering the world is one possible solution, whereby church proliferation is discountenanced because it seemingly adds to the complexity of the already comatose system.
The military occupation of Maryland is unconstitutional, and she protests against it, though the violent interference with the transit of federal troops is discountenanced, that the vindication of her rights be left to time and reason, and that a Convention, under existing circumstances, is inexpedient.
shall be troubled, molested or discountenanced for or in respect of his or her religion nor in the free exercise thereof.
The Supreme Court discountenanced with the argument that the "political question" doctrine precluded it from determining this question.