[ dis-fey-ver ]
/ dɪsˈfeɪ vər /


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.

verb (used with object)

to regard or treat with disfavor.

Nearby words

  1. disestablish,
  2. disestablishmentarian,
  3. disesteem,
  4. diseur,
  5. diseuse,
  6. disfavour,
  7. disfeature,
  8. disfellowship,
  9. disfigure,
  10. disfigurement

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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Word Origin and History for disfavor



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper