Definitions for: Disfavor

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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