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Verb: discountenance  dis'kawnt-nun(t)s
  1. Look with disfavour on
    "The republic soon discountenanced its few friends"
     
  2. Show disapproval by discouraging
    "any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced"

Derived forms: discountenances, discountenancing, discountenanced

Type of: disapprove, shame