Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.
- Appearance, especially the expression of the face: The question left him with a puzzled countenance.
- The face or facial features.
- A look or expression indicative of encouragement or of moral support.
- Support or approval.
- Obsolete Bearing; demeanor.
- To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve: The college administration will not countenance cheating.