Associations to the word «Countenance»
COUNTENANCE, noun. Appearance, especially the features and expression of the face.
COUNTENANCE, noun. Favour; support; encouragement.
COUNTENANCE, noun. (obsolete) Superficial appearance; show; pretense.
COUNTENANCE, verb. (transitive) To tolerate, support, sanction, patronise or approve of something.
COUNTENANCE, noun. The appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage".
COUNTENANCE, noun. Formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement".
COUNTENANCE, noun. The human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British).
COUNTENANCE, verb. Consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam".
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