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dis•coun•te•nance



Pronunciation: (dis-koun'tn-uns), [key]
v., -nanced, -nanc•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to disconcert, embarrass, or abash: With his composure, he survived every attempt to discountenance him.
2. to show disapproval of: The teachers discountenanced smoking by the students.

n.
disapproval; disapprobation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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