disfavor

[dis-fey-ver]
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:
1525–35; dis-1 + favor

disfavorer; especially British, disfavourer, noun
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disfavour or (US) disfavor (dɪsˈfeɪvə)
 
n
1.  disapproval or dislike
2.  the state of being disapproved of or disliked
3.  an unkind act
4.  a damaging or disadvantageous effect; detriment
 
vb
5.  (tr) to regard or treat with disapproval or dislike
 
disfavor or (US) disfavor
 
n
 
vb

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disfavor
c.1533, from dis- "the opposite of" (see dis-) + favor (v.).
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Example sentences
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.
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