- 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.