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
Related formsdis·fa·vor·er, noun
First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1
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British Dictionary definitions for disfavour
disapproval or dislike
the state of being disapproved of or disliked
an unkind act
a damaging or disadvantageous effect; detriment
(tr) to regard or treat with disapproval or dislike
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Word Origin and History for disfavour
chiefly British English spelling of disfavor (q.v.); for ending, see -or. Related: Disfavoured; disfavouring.
1530s; see dis- "the opposite of" + favor (n.). As a verb, from 1560s. Related: Disfavored; disfavoring.
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