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Meaning of discountenance

dis•coun•te•nance

Pronunciation: (dis-koun'tn-uns), [key]
— v., n. -nanced, -nanc•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to disconcert, embarrass, or abash: With his composure, he survived every attempt to discountenance him.
  2. to show disapproval of: The teachers discountenanced smoking by the students.
—n.
  1. disapproval; disapprobation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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