dis-countenance

discountenance

[dis-koun-tn-uhns]
verb (used with object), discountenanced, discountenancing.
1.
to disconcert, embarrass, or abash: With his composure, he survived every attempt to discountenance him.
2.
to show disapproval of: The teachers discountenanced smoking by the students.
noun
3.
disapproval; disapprobation.

Origin:
1570–80; dis-1 + countenance

discountenancer, noun
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discountenance (dɪsˈkaʊntɪnəns)
 
vb
1.  to make ashamed or confused
2.  to disapprove of
 
n
3.  disapproval

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discountenance
"put to shame," 1580, from M.Fr. descontenancer "to abash," from des- "dis-" + contenancer (see countenance).
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