Synonyms for countenance

Synonyms for (noun) countenance

Synonyms: visage, countenance

Definition: the appearance conveyed by a person's face

Usage: a pleasant countenance; a stern visage

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: mug, phiz, physiognomy, kisser, smiler, countenance, visage

Definition: the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)

Similar words: face, human face

Definition: the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

Usage: he washed his face; I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news


Synonyms: endorsement, indorsement, imprimatur, sanction, warrant, countenance

Definition: formal and explicit approval

Usage: a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

Similar words: commendation, approval

Definition: a message expressing a favorable opinion

Usage: words of approval seldom passed his lips

Synonyms for (verb) countenance

Synonyms: let, countenance, permit, allow

Definition: consent to, give permission

Usage: She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband; I won't let the police search her basement; I cannot allow you to see your exam

Similar words: consent, accept, go for

Definition: give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

Usage: I cannot accept your invitation; I go for this resolution