- unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.
- the state of being regarded unfavorably; disrepute: The fashions of one year are in disfavor the next.
- a disadvantageous or detrimental act; disservice: The pianist did himself a disfavor in trying to sing.
- to regard or treat with disfavor.
Also especially British, dis·fa·vour.
Origin of disfavor
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Examples from the Web for disfavored
They were also stigmatized, lumped in with drug users, gays, and Haitians—all disfavored groups at the time.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors
November 22, 2014
Economic sanctions rarely hurt a disfavored regime or its powerful supporters, at least in the short run.Iran and the Sanctions Trap
Stephen L. Carter
July 31, 2011
Well meaning persons who allege Sir Robert to have either favored or disfavored imperial federation have been inaccurate.
In fact, a failure to observe these solemn ceremonies places him in the position of a churlish and disfavored person.Spanish Vistas
George Parsons Lathrop
Word Origin and History for disfavored
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