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disfavor

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noun dis·fa·vor \(ˌ)dis-ˈfā-vər\

Definition of disfavor

  1. 1 :  disapproval, dislike <practices looked upon with disfavor>

  2. 2 :  the state or fact of being no longer favored <fell into disfavor>

  3. 3 :  disadvantage

Examples of disfavor in a sentence

  1. He regarded their proposal with disfavor.

  2. They looked with disfavor upon her.

Origin and Etymology of disfavor

probably from Middle French desfaveur, from des- dis- + faveur favor, from Old French favor


First Known Use: circa 1533


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disfavor

verb dis·fa·vor

Definition of disfavor

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to withhold or withdraw favor from

Examples of disfavor in a sentence

  1. The current laws favor large businesses and disfavor smaller businesses.

  2. <a style of stage acting that is disfavored by most theatergoers today>

1570

First Known Use of disfavor

1570



DISFAVOR Defined for English Language Learners

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disfavor

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noun dis·fa·vor \(ˌ)dis-ˈfā-vər\

Definition of disfavor for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of disapproval or dislike

  • : the condition of being disapproved of or disliked


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disfavor

verb dis·fa·vor

Definition of disfavor for English Language Learners

  • : to disapprove of or dislike (someone or something)

  • : to make it more difficult for (a person, organization, etc.) to succeed or achieve something than it is for another person, organization, etc.


DISFAVOR Defined for Kids

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disfavor

noun dis·fa·vor \dis-ˈfā-vər\

Definition of disfavor for Students

  1. 1 :  disapproval <She looked with disfavor at the mess.>

  2. 2 :  the condition of being disliked <The style has fallen into disfavor.>


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disfavor

verb dis·fa·vor

Definition of disfavor for Students

disfavored

disfavoring



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