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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 of disfavor allergy, averseness, aversion, dislike, disinclination, disliking, disrelish, down [chiefly British], mislikeWords Related to disfavor disgust, distaste, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, execration, hate, hatred; deprecation, disapproval, displeasure, dissatisfaction; jaundiceNear Antonyms of disfavor affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, love, passion; bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, propensity, tendencyAntonyms of disfavor 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 of disfavor deprecation, disapprobation, discountenance, disesteem, disapproval, dislike, displeasureWords Related to disfavor disrelish, distaste; rejection, thumbs-down; blame, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, dispraise, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobation; antagonism, antipathy, hostility; belittlement, disparagement, objection, oppositionNear Antonyms of disfavor acclaim, commendation, praise; endorsement (also indorsement), sanction, thumbs-up; empathy, sympathyAntonyms of disfavor 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 of disfavor dislike, disrelish, mislikeWords Related to disfavor 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 of disfavor 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 of disfavor 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 of disfavor deprecate, discountenance, disesteem, disapprove, dislike, frown (on or upon), mislike, reprove, tsk-tsk, tut (over or about), tut-tut (over or about)Words Related to disfavor disrelish, object (to), pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject, reprehend, reprobate, scorn; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, discommend; chide, rebuke, reproach, scoldNear Antonyms of disfavor endorse (also indorse), sanction, support; adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), love, relish, revel (in)Antonyms of disfavor approve, favor, like



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