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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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disfavor

n.

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

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