from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To view or treat with disfavor.
- transitive v. To put out of countenance; disconcert.
- n. Disfavor or disapproval.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To have an unfavorable opinion of; to deprecate or disapprove
- v. To abash, embarrass or disconcert
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To ruffle or discompose the countenance of; to put of countenance; to put to shame; to abash.
- transitive v. To refuse to countenance, or give the support of one's approval to; to give one's influence against; to restrain by cold treatment; to discourage.
- n. Unfavorable aspect; unfriendly regard; cold treatment; disapprobation; whatever tends to check or discourage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put out of countenance; put to shame; abash.
- To set the countenance against; show disapprobation of; hence, to discourage, check, or restrain: as, to discountenance the use of wine; to discountenance the frivolities of the age.
- n. Cold treatment; unfavorable aspect; unfriendly regard; disapprobation; whatever tends to check or discourage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. look with disfavor on
- v. show disapproval by discouraging
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