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disfavor

[dis-fey-ver] /dɪsˈfeɪ vər/
noun
1.
unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike:
The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.
2.
the state of being regarded unfavorably; disrepute:
The fashions of one year are in disfavor the next.
3.
a disadvantageous or detrimental act; disservice:
The pianist did himself a disfavor in trying to sing.
verb (used with object)
4.
to regard or treat with disfavor.
Also, especially British, disfavour.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; dis-1 + favor
Related forms
disfavorer; especially British, disfavourer, noun
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Examples from the web for disfavor
  • Evolution would favor synergies and disfavor antagonisms in such suites of compounds.
  • It's the animal's liking for the latter that can put it in disfavor.
  • Because coyotes sometimes prey upon livestock, they have been looked upon with disfavor by sheep and cattle raisers.
British Dictionary definitions for disfavor

disfavour

/dɪsˈfeɪvə/
noun
1.
disapproval or dislike
2.
the state of being disapproved of or disliked
3.
an unkind act
4.
a damaging or disadvantageous effect; detriment
verb
5.
(transitive) to regard or treat with disapproval or dislike
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Word Origin and History for disfavor
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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