out of countenance(redirected from out-of-countenance)
out of countenance
Uneasy; ashamed. I'm sorry if I'm quiet—I made a big mistake at work today, and it really put me out of countenance.
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out of countenancedisconcerted or unpleasantly surprised.
Countenance here has the sense of ‘confidence of demeanour or calmness of expression’.
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