What is countenance?

  • (verb): Consent to, give permission.
    Synonyms: permit, allow, let
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More definitions of "countenance":

  • (noun): The appearance conveyed by a person's face.
    Example: "A pleasant countenance"
    Synonyms: visage

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 (1865–1939)

    I love a gay and sociable wisdom, and shun harshness and austerity in behaviour, holding every surly countenance suspect.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)