verb as in reject, oppose
But, by holding Presbytery as alone of Divine origin, she would most effectively discountenance such unjust claims.
Those teachers who discountenance local effort have only their own experience to guide them.
This conduct should receive not only the discountenance, but the decided reprehension of the respectable part of the community.
It cherishes those Passions, and rewards those Vices, which 'tis the business of Reason to discountenance.
Everything that we know of Shakespeare seems to discountenance the probability of his having any such intention.
On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to discountenance, such as: condemn, deprecate, disapprove, discourage, disesteem, and disfavor.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.