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