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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:
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