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  1. coun·te·nance
    IPA[ˈkount(ə)nəns]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. admit as acceptable or possible:

      he was reluctant to countenance the use of force
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: countenance, plural noun: countenances

    • noun

      a person's face or facial expression:

      support or approval:

    • verb

      admit as acceptable or possible:
    • disconcerted or unpleasantly surprised
    • disconcerted or unpleasantly surprised
    • help someone to remain calm and confident
    • maintain one's composure, especially by refraining from laughter
    • help someone to remain calm and confident
    • maintain one's composure, especially by refraining from laughter
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