discountenance :

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  • v  look with disfavor on
    The republic soon discountenanced its few friends
  • v  show disapproval by discouraging
    any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced

  • With affability, not anger, does he discountenance the evildoer.
  • Fairfax skilled to discountenance indignities, replied: "I am standing here on my two feetand here I stay!" His white colleagues murmured sympathetically; and dumbfounded .
  • They did not, as was generally reported, decide to discountenance Loucheur's efforts at an agreement with Britain.

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