Definitions

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  • noun The state of being out of favour.
  • verb The act of showing lack of favour or antipathy.

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

Etymologies

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From Middle French desfaveur

Examples

  • Moral disfavour is something you're going to have to get used to, we fear, especially if you're going to carry on preaching the condemnation of homosexuality in a culture that now very often, and more so by the day, deems that message as obsolete and objectionable as the condemnation of "miscegenation."

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Moral disfavour is something you're going to have to get used to, we fear, especially if you're going to carry on preaching the condemnation of homosexuality in a culture that now very often, and more so by the day, deems that message as obsolete and objectionable as the condemnation of "miscegenation."

    An Open Letter to the Usual Suspects

  • Yet she saw she was often in some kind of disfavour with her husband, and it made her uneasy.

    Wives and Daughters

  • If you stick around long enough, you fall into disfavour.

    Film of The Deep Blue Sea returns playwright Terence Rattigan to the spotlight

  • Except, of course, that we can all think of good writers who are hardly read, or unknown, or fallen into disfavour (and if lucky, rediscovered again at some point).

    Measuring success

  • Except, of course, that we can all think of good writers who are hardly read, or unknown, or fallen into disfavour (and if lucky, rediscovered again at some point).

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Sir John, who was the former head of the Met Office but is now living in semi-active retirement in Wales, said he is considering taking legal action because he feels that the continued recycling of the misquotation is doing him and his science a huge disfavour.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Sir John, who was the former head of the Met Office but is now living in semi-active retirement in Wales, said he is considering taking legal action because he feels that the continued recycling of the misquotation is doing him and his science a huge disfavour.

    Developing

  • We know now why Stapleton looked with disfavour upon his sister's suitor -- even when that suitor was so eligible a one as Sir Henry.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • A leader respects the rules and defends them even when the rules may disfavour him/her,

    Clinton: Obama will be 'good friend to Israel'

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