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Visage vs. Countenance

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Visagenoun

Countenance; appearance; one's face.

Countenancenoun

Appearance, especially the features and expression of the face.

Visagenoun

The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; - chiefly applied to the human face.

‘His visage was so marred more than any man.’; ‘Love and beauty still that visage grace.’;

Countenancenoun

Favour; support; encouragement.

Visageverb

To face.

Countenancenoun

(obsolete) Superficial appearance; show; pretense.

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Visagenoun

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

Countenancenoun

Calm facial expression, composure, self-control.

Visagenoun

the appearance conveyed by a person's face;

‘a pleasant countenance’; ‘a stern visage’;

Countenanceverb

(transitive) To tolerate, support, sanction, patronise or approve of something.

‘The cruel punishment was countenanced by the government, although it was not officially legal.’;

Countenancenoun

Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.

‘So spake the Son, and into terror changedHis countenance.’;

Countenancenoun

The face; the features.

‘In countenance somewhat doth resemble you.’;

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Countenancenoun

Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor, good will, support; aid; encouragement.

‘Thou hast made him . . . glad with thy countenance.’; ‘This is the magistrate's peculiar province, to give countenance to piety and virtue, and to rebuke vice.’;

Countenancenoun

Superficial appearance; show; pretense.

‘The election being done, he made countenance of great discontent thereat.’;

Countenanceverb

To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.

‘This conceit, though countenanced by learned men, is not made out either by experience or reason.’; ‘Error supports custom, custom countenances error.’;

Countenanceverb

To make a show of; to pretend.

‘Which to these ladies love did countenance.’;

Countenancenoun

the appearance conveyed by a person's face;

‘a pleasant countenance’; ‘a stern visage’;

Countenancenoun

formal and explicit approval;

‘a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement’;

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Countenancenoun

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

Countenanceverb

consent to, give permission;

‘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’;

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