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Verb
Present participle for to hold an unfavorable opinion of
“… a social philosopher who discountenanced all programs for helping the needy, claiming that society should encourage survival of the fittest.”
Verb
Present participle for disturb the composure of
“I was discountenanced, feeling a slow and steady anger rising, a free-floating anger, aimed at no one, no thing as yet.”
Verb
Present participle for refuse to approve of
“Why didn't it probe, even if only to discountenance the allegations?”
Adjective
Causing embarrassment
Noun
An unwillingness to grant something asked for
Noun
An expression of unwillingness to accept or grant an offer or request
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