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Meaning of DISFAVOR

Pronunciation:  dis'feyvur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
  2. [n]  the state of being out of favor; "he is in disfavor with the king"
  3. [v]  put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly disadvantages me"

DISFAVOR is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disadvantage, disapproval, disfavour, disfavour, disfavour, dislike
 Antonyms: advantage
 See Also: discriminate, disposition, doghouse, hamper, handicap, hinder, inclination, prejudice, rejection, reprobation, separate, single out, tendency



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*fa"vor\, n. [Pref. dis- + favor: cf. OF.
    disfaveur, F. d['e]faveur.] [Written also {disfavour}.]
    1. Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard.
             The people that deserved my disfavor. --Is. x. 6
             Sentiment of disfavor against its ally. --Gladstone.
    2. The state of not being in favor; a being under the
       displeasure of some one; state of unacceptableness; as, to
       be in disfavor at court.
    3. An unkindness; a disobliging act.
             He might dispense favors and disfavors. --Clarendon.
  2. \Dis*fa"vor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disfavored}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Disfavoring}.]
    1. To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with
       disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance.
             Countenanced or disfavored according as they obey.
    2. To injure the form or looks of. [R.] --B. Jonson.
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