un countenanced

countenance

[koun-tn-uhns]
noun
1.
appearance, especially the look or expression of the face: a sad countenance.
2.
the face; visage.
3.
calm facial expression; composure.
4.
approval or favor; encouragement; moral support.
5.
Obsolete. bearing; behavior.
verb (used with object), countenanced, countenancing.
6.
to permit or tolerate: You should not have countenanced his rudeness.
7.
to approve, support, or encourage.
Idioms
8.
out of countenance, visibly disconcerted; abashed: He was somewhat out of countenance at the prospect of an apology.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English cuntenaunce behavior, bearing, self-control < Anglo-French cuntena(u)nce, Old French contenance < Latin continentia; see continence

countenancer, noun
uncountenanced, adjective
undercountenance, noun


2. See face.
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countenance (ˈkaʊntɪnəns)
 
n
1.  the face, esp when considered as expressing a person's character or mood: a pleasant countenance
2.  support or encouragement; sanction
3.  composure; self-control (esp in the phrases keeporlose one's countenance; out of countenance)
 
vb
4.  to support or encourage; sanction
5.  to tolerate; endure
 
[C13: from Old French contenance mien, behaviour, from Latin continentia restraint, control; see contain]
 
'countenancer
 
n

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countenance
mid-13c., from O.Fr. countenance "demeanor, bearing, conduct," from L. continentia "restraint," lit. "way one contains oneself," from continere (see contain). Meaning evolving M.E. from "appearance" to "facial expression betraying a state of mind," to "face" itself (late
14c.). The verb "to favor, patronize" is from 1560s, from notion of "to look upon with sanction or smiles."
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