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1. countenance

noun. ['ˈkaʊntənəns'] the appearance conveyed by a person's face.

Synonyms

  • appearance
  • poker face
  • facial expression
  • face
  • visage
  • expression
  • aspect
  • look

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove
  • disapprove

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Words that Rhyme with Countenance

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

Example sentences of the word countenance


1. Noun, singular or mass
Many people are familiar with the basset hound, the solid, low-riding dog with the droopy countenance.

2. countenance

noun. ['ˈkaʊntənəns'] the human face (kisser' andsmiler' and mug' are informal terms forface' and `phiz' is British).

Synonyms

  • human head
  • human face
  • pudding face
  • face
  • visage
  • phiz
  • mug
  • pudding-face
  • smiler
  • kisser

Antonyms

  • take
  • inactivity
  • break even
  • lose

3. countenance

noun. ['ˈkaʊntənəns'] formal and explicit approval.

Synonyms

  • warrant
  • okay
  • okeh
  • OK
  • commendation
  • endorsement
  • O.K.
  • okey
  • visa
  • approval
  • sanction
  • imprimatur
  • indorsement

Antonyms

  • indistinct
  • unclearness
  • unclear
  • ambiguous

4. countenance

verb. ['ˈkaʊntənəns'] consent to, give permission.

Synonyms

  • stick out
  • support
  • clear
  • give
  • consent
  • intromit
  • privilege
  • digest
  • trust
  • pass
  • allow in
  • let in
  • legitimate
  • legalize
  • permit
  • legitimise
  • authorise
  • put up
  • authorize
  • legitimatise
  • favor
  • include
  • bear
  • stand
  • go for
  • furlough
  • grant
  • decriminalise
  • let
  • suffer
  • legitimatize
  • tolerate
  • brook
  • accept
  • admit
  • legalise
  • legitimize
  • decriminalize
  • favour
  • allow
  • endure
  • stomach

Antonyms

  • criminalize
  • refuse
  • outlaw
  • criminalise
  • disallow
  • reject
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