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to have or express an unfavorable opinion of

to cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed

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show disapproval by discouraging

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magistrate and minister, in church and common[wealth]' were walking 'hand in hand, discountenancing and punishinge sin in whomsoever, and standinge for the praise of them that doe well'.
While discountenancing Bahutus violence, the Belgian imperialists were solidly behind the Tutsis encouraging them to keep their hold on the bureaucracy and the education system.
In saying this We have no intention of discountenancing the learned and able men who bring their industry and erudition, and, what is more, the wealth of new discoveries, to the service of philosophy; for, of course, We understand that this tends to the development of learning.
Various organizations were established for this purpose--such as the Association for Discountenancing Vice, the Hibernian Bible Society, the Sunday School Society for Ireland, and the Kildare Place Society--and by the 1810s and 1820s they were used as vehicles to proselytize the native Catholic population.
He is much like tens of millions of Americans who have reacted to the Bush administration's embrace of torture and indefinite extra-judicial detention of terrorism suspects by (in Isabel Patterson's words) "giving approval, elaborating justifications, or else cloaking facts with silence, and discountenancing discussion.