Discountenance Definition

dĭs-kountə-nəns
discountenanced, discountenances, discountenancing
verb
To view or treat with disfavor.
American Heritage
To make ashamed or embarrassed; disconcert.
Webster's New World
To refuse approval or support to; discourage.
Webster's New World

To have an unfavorable opinion of; to deprecate or disapprove of.

Wiktionary
noun
Disfavor or disapproval.
American Heritage
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Origin of Discountenance

  • From Middle French descontenancer (compare French décontenancer).

    From Wiktionary

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