Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Unfavorable opinion or regard; disapproval.
  • noun The condition of being regarded with disapproval.
  • transitive verb To view or treat with dislike or disapproval.
  • transitive verb To slow down or otherwise reduce the success of (a chemical process or pathway).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Want of favor; the state of being regarded unfavorably: as, to be in disfavor at court.
  • noun An act of disregard, dislike, or unkindness.
  • noun Synonyms Disfavor, Disgrace, etc. See odium.
  • To withdraw or withhold favor, friendship, or support from; check or oppose by disapprobation; discountenance.
  • To mar; blemish; disfigure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of disfavour.
  • verb Alternative spelling of disfavour.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • (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.)

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

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