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See definition of discountenancing on Dictionary.com
  • as inrefusal
  • as inturndown

synonyms for discountenancing

  • ban
  • defiance
  • exclusion
  • noncompliance
  • rejection
  • reversal
  • veto
  • abnegation
  • choice
  • declension
  • declination
  • disapproval
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • disfavor
  • dissent
  • enjoinment
  • forbidding
  • interdiction
  • negation
  • nix
  • no
  • nonacceptance
  • option
  • pass
  • prohibition
  • proscription
  • rebuff
  • refutation
  • regrets
  • renouncement
  • renunciation
  • repudiation
  • repulse
  • repulsion
  • turndown
  • withholding
  • writ
  • cold shoulder
  • disallowance
  • knockback
  • nonconsent
  • thumbs-down
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antonyms for discountenancing

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  • acceptance
  • allowance
  • approval
  • permission
  • ratification
  • sanction
  • agreement
  • attraction
  • confirmation
  • endorsement
  • OK
  • grant
  • offer
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How to use discountenancing in a sentence

He had the effect of shutting his wife out of the conversation; of definitely snubbing and discountenancing her.
THE PRECIPICEELIA WILKINSON PEATTIE
Three years after this pleasant event he incurred the king's wrath by discountenancing his majesty's authority over the Church.
SKETCHES OF THE COVENANTERSJ. C. MCFEETERS
I wish, however, that in some future publication of yours, you would set a discountenancing mark upon them.
THE COMPLETE WORKS IN PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND MORALS OF THE LATE DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, [VOL 2 OF 3]BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
This implies dealing discreetly with the offender instead of directly discountenancing him.
THE ARMED FORCES OFFICERU. S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
It culminates in a horrifying cupola, and is colored a discountenancing brown.
THE UNPOPULAR REVIEW, VOLUME II NUMBER 3VARIOUS
All medical authorities agree in discountenancing the use of beer for infants and276 children.
COOLEY'S CYCLOPDIA OF PRACTICAL RECEIPTS AND COLLATERAL INFORMATION IN THE ARTS, MANUFACTURES, PROFESSIONS, AND TRADES..., SIXTH EDITION, VOLUME IARNOLD COOLEY
But all that would not keep him from openly discountenancing her judgment before people.
THE PRECIPICEELIA WILKINSON PEATTIE
While thus discountenancing any intimacy between her daughter and the Emperor, she too died, and the princess was left parentless.
JAPANESE LITERATUREVARIOUS
In discountenancing swearing (v. 12) Jewish forms of oaths are taken as illustrations.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE:ALFRED PLUMMER
She was discountenancing this remedy, or any remedy, as needless, in an unconvincingly weak voice.
WHEN GHOST MEETS GHOSTWILLIAM FREND DE MORGAN
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