countenance

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Appearance, especially the features and expression of the face

But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

To tolerate, support, sanction, patronise or approve of something

For the Defence was not actually countenanced by the Law, but only tolerated, and there were differences of opinion even on that point, whether the Law could be interpreted to admit such tolerances at all.

{v} to support, defend, favor
{n} a face, look, support, pretense
the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage" the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
To make a show of; to pretend
the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
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"
The face; the features
{i} appearance, face, features; support, encouragement
(To) To sanction, to support Approval or disapproval is shown by the countenance The Scripture speaks of “the light of God's countenance,” i e the smile of approbation, and to “hide His face” (or countenance) is to manifest displeasure “General Grant, neither at this time nor at any other, gave the least countenance to the efforts - Nicolay and Hay: Abraham Lincoln (vol ix chap ii p 51) To keep in countenance To encourage, or prevent one losing his countenance or feeling dismayed To keep one's countenance To refrain from smiling or expressing one's thoughts by the face Out of countenance Ashamed, confounded With the countenance fallen or cast down To put one out of countenance is to make one ashamed or disconcerted To “discountenance” is to set your face against something done or propounded
Superficial appearance; show; pretense
formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
(N) -appearance, esp the look or expression of the face
{f} tolerate, permit; approve, support
Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor, good will, support; aid; encouragement
If someone will not countenance something, they do not agree with it and will not allow it to happen. Jake would not countenance Janis's marrying while still a student
the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien
Someone's countenance is their face. your face or your expression. to accept, support, or approve of something countenance (sb) doing sth
To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet
be in keeping with
countenanced
past of countenance
countenances
plural of countenance
countenancing
present participle of countenance
gloomy countenance
sad face
his countenance
his face; expression on his face
countenance
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