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disfavor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disfavor

  1. 1 a strong feeling of not liking or approving <made no attempt to hide his disfavor of his wife's relatives> Synonyms allergy, averseness, aversion, dislike, disinclination, disliking, disrelish, down [chiefly British], mislikeRelated Words disgust, distaste, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, execration, hate, hatred; deprecation, disapproval, displeasure, dissatisfaction; jaundiceNear Antonyms affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, love, passion; bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, propensity, tendencyAntonyms appetite, favor, fondness, like, liking, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use

  2. 2 refusal to accept as right or desirable <their suggestion was met with disfavor by virtually all of the other club members> Synonyms deprecation, disapprobation, discountenance, disesteem, disapproval, dislike, displeasureRelated Words disrelish, distaste; rejection, thumbs-down; blame, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, dispraise, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobation; antagonism, antipathy, hostility; belittlement, disparagement, objection, oppositionNear Antonyms acclaim, commendation, praise; endorsement (also indorsement), sanction, thumbs-up; empathy, sympathyAntonyms approbation, approval, favor

  3. 3 the negative result caused by something that creates difficulty for achieving success <the defendant certainly acted to his own disfavor with his frequent outbursts>




disfavor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disfavor

  1. 1 to feel dislike for <a style of stage acting that is disfavored by most theatergoers today> Synonyms dislike, disrelish, mislikeRelated Words abhor, abominate, detest, execrate, hate, loathe, resent; condemn, despise, scorn; cringe (at), disapprove (of), frown (on or upon), mind, object (to), shy (from or away from)Near Antonyms admire, appreciate, cherish, esteem, regard, respect; adore, deify, idolize, revere, reverence, venerate, worship; prize, treasure, value; drink (in), savor (also savour); dote (on), idolize; favor, preferAntonyms adore, cotton (to), delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, love, relish, revel (in)

  2. 2 to hold an unfavorable opinion of <polls showing that this political candidate is highly disfavored by most voters> Synonyms deprecate, discountenance, disesteem, disapprove, dislike, frown (on or upon), mislike, reprove, tsk-tsk, tut (over or about), tut-tut (over or about)Related Words disrelish, object (to), pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject, reprehend, reprobate, scorn; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, discommend; chide, rebuke, reproach, scoldNear Antonyms endorse (also indorse), sanction, support; adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), love, relish, revel (in)Antonyms approve, favor, like




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