Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- To have an unfavorable opinion of; to deprecate or disapprove of.
- A town meeting was convened to discountenance riot.
- To abash, embarrass or disconcert.
- How would one look from his majestic brow […] Discountenance her despised!
- Sir Walter Scott
- The hermit was somewhat discountenanced by this observation.