- 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 disfavour
Favour for a person will exalt the one, as disfavour will sink the other.
Arguments she has used to herself in his favour, and in his disfavour.
A prejudice in favour is as hard to be totally overcome as a prejudice in disfavour.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
The voices that once spoke in his praise are loud in his disfavour.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
But it is not the cloth trade alone in which it has fallen into disfavour.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
- disapproval or dislike
- the state of being disapproved of or disliked
- an unkind act
- a damaging or disadvantageous effect; detriment
- (tr) to regard or treat with disapproval or dislike
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Word Origin and History for disfavour
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