More definitions of "countenance":
- (noun): The human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face' and 'phiz' is British).
Synonyms: physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug
- (noun): Formal and explicit approval.
Synonyms: sanction, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur
- (noun): The appearance conveyed by a person's face.
Example: "A pleasant countenance"
Famous quotes containing the word countenance:
“We have lit upon the gentle, sensitive mind
And lost the old nonchalance of the hand;
We are but critics, or but half create,
Timid, entangled, empty and abashed,
Lacking the countenance of our friends.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“I love a gay and sociable wisdom, and shun harshness and austerity in behaviour, holding every surly countenance suspect.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)