- 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 disfavor
There are people with religious beliefs that disfavor all those groups.Right-Wing Activists: Yep, ‘Religious Freedom’ Protects Discrimination Against Jews
June 14, 2014
The Israelis also disfavor negotiations at this point, particularly if they include Iran.Why Now Is the Time For Syria Diplomacy
May 16, 2013
But at this early juncture, with the Republican Party in disarray and disfavor, Hillary looks like the one to beat.Hillary Clinton in 2016: Be Afraid, Republicans
February 3, 2013
The big stone was on her foot and she regarded it with disfavor.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
This means that real merit is not rewarded, and that the Duke looks on me with disfavor.The Chinese Fairy Book
He regarded his guest doubtfully, with a shadow of disfavor.Hidden Water
Both in town and country, the riffraff of the houseboat element are in disfavor.Afloat on the Ohio
Reuben Gold Thwaites
She did not feel that the baby was a mark of Heaven's disfavor, but rather of its favor.In a Little Town
Word Origin and History for disfavor
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper