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countenancenoun

uk   /ˈkaʊn.tə.nəns/  us   /-t̬ən.əns/ formal

countenance noun (FACE)

[C or U] the appearance or expression of someone's face: He was of noble countenance.

countenance noun (APPROVAL)

[U] approval: We will not give/lend countenance to any kind of terrorism.

countenanceverb [T]

uk   /ˈkaʊn.tə.nəns/  us   /-t̬ən.əns/ formal
to approve of or give support to something: The school will not countenance bad behaviour.
Translations of “countenance”
in Vietnamese nét mặt…
in Spanish semblante, rostro…
in Thai สีหน้า…
in Malaysian air muka…
in French mine…
in German der Gesichtsausdruck…
in Chinese (Traditional) 臉, 面容, 臉色…
in Indonesian (air) muka…
in Russian выражение лица…
in Turkish birinin yüzünün görünüşü ve ifadesi, yüz, çehre…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脸, 面容, 脸色…
in Polish oblicze…
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