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noun as in appearance, usually of the face

noun as in self-control

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Standing centerstage is Douglass with a serious but handsome countenance, that distinctive side part, dark coat and vest.

Daisey’s one-night-only show was an account of a year of living pandemically, recounted entertainingly in his signature countenance of enlightened outrage.

FIFA, not an organization to walk away from money, would scarcely countenance a situation where the money walks away from it.

That kind of smart person cannot countenance the idea of obscurity as a fate.

He dropped the toilet lid with a slam, trying to hide his disdain behind a professional countenance.

The larger of the two government parties, Fine Gael, has said it will not countenance legal abortion in Ireland.

His opponent in the American election, Mitt Romney, has at times seemed more willing to countenance a unilateral Israeli strike.

At the mention of the Merrill Horse, Poindexter's countenance took on a demoniac expression.

Which latter circumstance he begged Mr. Perker to note, with a glowing countenance and many marks of indignation.

A smile of beatitude spread over his enormous countenance during the process.

The beauty of a woman cheereth the countenance of her husband, and a man desireth nothing more.

Wharton uttered this with a peculiar force of voice, and aweful expression in his countenance.

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On this page you'll find 155 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to countenance, such as: appearance, demeanor, mien, visage, aspect, and cast.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.