verb (used with object)
- on the side of; in support of: to be in favor of reduced taxation.
- to the advantage of.
- (of a check, draft, etc.) payable to: Make out your checks in favor of the corporation.
Origin of favor
Synonyms for favor
Antonyms for favor
Examples from the Web for unfavoring
Historical Examples of unfavoring
May no sorrow be allotted thee by an unfavoring Heaven, And may no care torment thy heart.Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern
Rosa Belle Holt
"You've hit it," replied the cattleman, staring the stranded actor up and down with an unfavoring eye.Motor Matt's Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear
Stanley R. Matthews
Has not a plant been positively injured when its most beautiful possibilities are unrealized because of unfavoring conditions?The Unfolding Life
Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
c.1300, "attractiveness, charm," from Old French favor (13c., Modern French faveur) "favor, approval, partiality," from Latin favorem (nominative favor) "good will, inclination, partiality, support," coined by Cicero from stem of favere "to show kindness to," from PIE *ghow-e- "to honor, revere, worship." Meaning "act of kindness" is from late 14c. Meaning "thing given as a mark of favor" is from 1580s. Phrase in favor of recorded from 1560s.
"to regard with favor, indulge, treat with partiality," mid-14c., from Old French favorer, from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favored; favoring.
see curry favor; in favor of; in favor with; in one's favor; out of favor; return the compliment (favor).