Found 3 items, similar to Countenance.
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n 1: the appearance conveyed by a person's face; “a pleasant
; “a stern visage”
2: formal and explicit approval; “a Democrat usually gets the
3: the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal
terms for `face' and `phiz' is British) [syn: physiognomy
v : consent to, give permission; “She permitted her son to visit
her estranged husband”
; “I won't let the police search
; “I cannot allow you to see your exam”
] [ant: forbid
English → English
(koun"t[-e]*nans), n. [OE.
contenance, countenaunce, demeanor, composure, F. contenance
demeanor, fr. L. continentia continence, LL. also, demeanor,
fr. L. continere to hold together, repress, contain. See
, and cf. Continence
1. Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.
So spake the Son, and into terror changed
His countenance. --Milton.
2. The face; the features.
In countenance somewhat doth resemble you. --Shak.
3. Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor,
good will, support; aid; encouragement.
Thou hast made him . . . glad with thy countenance.
--Ps. xxi. 6.
This is the magistrate's peculiar province, to give
countenance to piety and virtue, and to rebuke vice.
4. Superficial appearance; show; pretense. [Obs.]
The election being done, he made countenance of
great discontent thereat. --Ascham.
, in an assured condition or aspect; free
from shame or dismay. “It puts the learned in
countenance, and gives them a place among the fashionable
part of mankind.”
Out of countenance
, not bold or assured; confounded;
abashed. “Their best friends were out of countenance,
because they found that the imputations . . . were well
To keep the countenance
, to preserve a composed or natural
look, undisturbed by passion or emotion. --Swift.
(koun"t?-nans), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
(-nanst); p. pr. & vb. n. Countenancing
1. To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
This conceit, though countenanced by learned men, is
not made out either by experience or reason. --Sir
Error supports custom, custom countenances error.
2. To make a show of; to pretend. [Obs.]
Which to these ladies love did countenance.