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    discountenance

    discountenance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word discountenance

    Definition
    (verb) look with disfavor on
    Example Sentence
    • The republic soon discountenanced its few friends
    Definition
    (verb) show disapproval by discouraging
    Example Sentence
    • any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for discountenance

DISCOUNTenance....when you ask for discount in every shop and you don't get discount(you get disapproval) hence you are discountenanced.....

dis=opposite, countenance=agreement=> opposite of countenance

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