Definitions for "Discountenance"
To ruffle or discompose the countenance of; to put of countenance; to put to shame; to abash.
To refuse to countenance, or give the support of one's approval to; to give one's influence against; to restrain by cold treatment; to discourage.
Unfavorable aspect; unfriendly regard; cold treatment; disapprobation; whatever tends to check or discourage.
Keywords:  disfavor, republic, friends, few, look
look with disfavor on; "The republic soon discountenanced its few friends"