AskDefine | Define discountenance

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1 look with disfavor on; "The republic soon discountenanced its few friends"
2 show disapproval by discouraging; "any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced"

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  1. To have an unfavorable opinion of; to deprecate or disapprove
  2. To abash, embarrass or disconcert

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