Synonyms of countenance in English:


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1‘he had a strikingly handsome and sensitive countenance’

face, features, physiognomy, profile
facial expression, expression, look, appearance, aspect, mien
informal mug, clock
British informal mush, dial, phizog, phiz
British rhyming slang boat race
Scottish, Irish informal coupon
Northern Irish informal bake
North American informal puss, pan
literary visage, lineaments
archaic front


1‘they would not countenance any breach of fair play’

tolerate, permit, allow, admit of, approve, approve of, agree to, consent to, give one's blessing to, take kindly to, be in favour of, favour, hold with, go along with, put up with, endure, brook, stomach, swallow, bear
Scottish thole
informal stand for, stick, hack, give the go ahead to, give the green light to, give the thumbs up to, give the okay to
North American rare approbate