discountenances

dis·coun·te·nance || dɪ'skaʊntɪnəns v. shame, embarrass; show disapproval

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Discountenancer — Dis*coun te*nan*cer, n. One who discountenances; one who disfavors. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bidwell, Marshall Spring — (1799 1872)    Born in New England. Came to Canada with his father, 1812, and practised law. In 1824 1835 a member of the Upper Canada Assembly; in 1829 elected Speaker of the House, and re elected, 1835. One of the leaders of the popular party… …   The makers of Canada

  • dis|coun|te|nanc|er — «dihs KOWN tuh nuhn suhr», noun. a person who discountenances; one who refuses to countenance, encourage, or support …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|coun|te|nance — «dihs KOWN tuh nuhns», verb, nanced, nanc|ing, noun. –v.t. 1. to refuse to approve; discourage: »This high school discountenances secret societies. 2. to make ashamed; embarrass greatly; abash; disconcert: »She was discountenanced by her mother s …   Useful english dictionary

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