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See definition of discountenance on Dictionary.com
  • verbreject, oppose
  • verbembarrass, disconcert

synonyms for discountenance

  • condemn
  • deprecate
  • disapprove
  • discourage
  • disesteem
  • disfavor
  • dispute
  • resist
  • count me out
  • discommend
  • frown on
  • hold no brief for
  • not go for
  • not stand for
  • object to
  • put down
  • take a dim view of
  • take exception to
See also synonyms for: discountenancing

antonyms for discountenance

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  • agree
  • approve
  • endorse
  • go along
  • back
  • countenance
  • sanction
  • support
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How to use discountenance in a sentence

But, by holding Presbytery as alone of Divine origin, she would most effectively discountenance such unjust claims.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Those teachers who discountenance local effort have only their own experience to guide them.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SINGINGDAVID C. TAYLOR
This conduct should receive not only the discountenance, but the decided reprehension of the respectable part of the community.
THE OLDEN TIME SERIES, VOL. 3: NEW-ENGLAND SUNDAYHENRY M. BROOKS
It cherishes those Passions, and rewards those Vices, which 'tis the business of Reason to discountenance.
A SHORT VIEW OF THE IMMORALITY, AND PROFANENESS OF THE ENGLISH STAGEJEREMY COLLIER
Everything that we know of Shakespeare seems to discountenance the probability of his having any such intention.
EPHEMERA CRITICAJOHN CHURTON COLLINS
But does not policy, as well as principle, require such men steadily to discountenance them?
SLAVERYWILLIAM E. CHANNING
And it will he a greater possibility if all the important men, English, Hindu and others of the country discountenance it.
FREEDOM'S BATTLEMAHATMA GANDHI
In the beginning she was inclined to discountenance sundry ways and habits George favoured.
TREVLYN HOLDMRS. HENRY WOOD
You promise to respect genuine brethren, and discountenance impostors and all dissenters from the original plan of Masonry?
MASONIC MONITOR OF THE DEGREES OF ENTERED APPRENTICE, FELLOW CRAFT AND MASTER MASONGEORGE THORNBURGH
Careful writers generally discountenance the use of indorse in the sense of sanction, approve, applaud.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
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