Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Unfavorable opinion or regard; disapproval.
  • n. The condition of being regarded with disapproval.
  • transitive v. To view or treat with dislike or disapproval.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of disfavour.
  • v. Alternative spelling of disfavour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard.
  • n. The state of not being in favor; a being under the displeasure of some one; state of unacceptableness.
  • n. An unkindness; a disobliging act.
  • transitive v. To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance.
  • transitive v. To injure the form or looks of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To withdraw or withhold favor, friendship, or support from; check or oppose by disapprobation; discountenance.
  • To mar; blemish; disfigure.
  • n. Unfavorable regard; slight displeasure; discountenance; disesteem; disparagement: as, the conduct of the minister incurred the disfavor of his sovereign; to speak in one's disfavor.
  • n. Want of favor; the state of being regarded unfavorably: as, to be in disfavor at court.
  • n. An act of disregard, dislike, or unkindness.
  • n. Synonyms Disfavor, Disgrace, etc. See odium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
  • n. the state of being out of favor
  • v. put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm

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Examples

  • You mean Obama's War is in disfavor with the Democrats?

    CNN Poll: Afghanistan War opposition at all-time high

  • After all, Gregg Allman, the last of the Allman brothers, is in disfavor in the world of rock for testifying against his former road manager, Scooter Herring, in a cocaine case.

    May « 2010 « Lynyrd Skynyrd Dixie

  • This entire society is geared towards males for a reason:: Because the gods hold the males in disfavor and want them distracted by all the trappings this society has to offer, ensuring they fail.

    Letter Two

  • (Set a goal of empathy and compassion for all, for we are all disfavored:::: Other people's disfavor is manifested in their particular way, just as your disfavor is manifested in your particular way.)

    This Lesbian Nonsense....

  • The word 'senior' is in disfavor; the folks at AARP often use the term 'grown-up' to refer to our most tenured citizens.

    Archive 2007-09-09

  • Old line companies that just make money year after year are in disfavor and the stocks do poorly.

    White eKnight « BuzzMachine

  • (Set a goal of empathy and compassion for all, for we are all disfavored:::: Other people’s disfavor is manifested in their particular way, just as your disfavfor is manifested in your particular way.

    Our Dirty Little Secrets | Her Bad Mother

  • (Set a goal of empathy and compassion for all, for we are all disfavored:::: Other people’s disfavor is manifested in their particular way, just as your disfavfor is manifested in your particular way.)

    Matthew Yglesias » Vikings and Global Warming

  • They earn their livlihood capitalizing on another’s disfavor, knowing disfavor is why they are experiencing problems.

    Blogging on empty « BuzzMachine

  • Some compensation was paid to the Church, but on the instructions of Napoleon III, himself an anti-cleric, the Church remained in disfavor.

    The Catholic Church in Mexico, triumphs and traumas

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