Dictionary Results for countenance


1. countenance - noun

· the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"

Synonym(s): visage

Hypernym(s): appearance, visual_aspect




2. countenance - noun

· formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

Synonym(s): sanction, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur

Hypernym(s): approval, commendation




3. countenance - noun

· the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

Synonym(s): physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug

Hypernym(s): face, human_face




4. countenance - verb

· consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

Synonym(s): permit, allow, let

Hypernym(s): accept, consent, go_for





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