Definition for DIS-COUN'TE-NANCE

DIS-COUN'TE-NANCE, v.t. [dis and countenance.]

  1. To abash; to ruffle or discompose the countenance; to put to shame; to put out of countenance. [Not used.] How would one look from his majestic brow / Discountenance her despised. – Milton.
  2. To discourage; to check; to restrain by frowns, censure, arguments, opposition, or cold treatment. The good citizen will discountenance vice by every lawful means.

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