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disfavor

[dis-fey-ver]
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noun
  1. unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.
  2. the state of being regarded unfavorably; disrepute: The fashions of one year are in disfavor the next.
  3. a disadvantageous or detrimental act; disservice: The pianist did himself a disfavor in trying to sing.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to regard or treat with disfavor.
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Also especially British, dis·fa·vour.

Origin of disfavor

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + favor
Related formsdis·fa·vor·er, noun
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Related Words

veto, denounce, decry, oppose, reject, dislike, deplore, hinder, prevent, inhibit, frighten, curb, impede, scare, vilify, disgrace, smear, ruin, defame, slander

Word Origin and History for dis-favored

disfavor

n.

1530s; see dis- "the opposite of" + favor (n.). As a verb, from 1560s. Related: Disfavored; disfavoring.

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