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 .
- dis·fa·vor·er, noun
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How to use disfavor in a sentence
Egeblad is experimenting with a once-promising treatment that had fallen into disfavor because it also involved dangerous bacterial pathogens.Triggering the Body’s Defenses to Fight Cancer - Issue 108: Change | Lina Zeldovich | November 3, 2021 | Nautilus
There are people with religious beliefs that disfavor all those groups.Right-Wing Activists: Yep, ‘Religious Freedom’ Protects Discrimination Against Jews | Jay Michaelson | June 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Israelis also disfavor negotiations at this point, particularly if they include Iran.
But at this early juncture, with the Republican Party in disarray and disfavor, Hillary looks like the one to beat.
The von Fleischl has long been the standard instrument, but has lately fallen into some disfavor.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Another consideration explains the historical and popular disfavor in which Catherine is held.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
Finkenstein and Kalkstein were always covertly rather of the Queen's party, and now stand reprimanded, and in marked disfavor.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Mr. Bangs's fish eyes regarded him with glittering disfavor.Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
"So ignominious," said Sylvia, looking over her person with disfavor.The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham