disfavor

[ dis-fey-ver ]
/ dɪsˈfeɪ vər /

noun

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.
Also especially British, dis·fa·vour.

Origin of disfavor

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + favor

Related forms

dis·fa·vor·er, noun
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disfavour

US disfavor

/ (dɪsˈfeɪvə) /

noun

disapproval or dislike
the state of being disapproved of or disliked
an unkind act
a damaging or disadvantageous effect; detriment

verb

(tr) to regard or treat with disapproval or dislike
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