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disfavor

noun

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1 a strong feeling of not liking or approving
  • made no attempt to hide his disfavor of his wife's relatives

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2 refusal to accept as right or desirable
  • their suggestion was met with disfavor by virtually all of the other club members

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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

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disfavor

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of disfavor (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to feel dislike for
  • a style of stage acting that is disfavored by most theatergoers today

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2 to hold an unfavorable opinion of
  • polls showing that this political candidate is highly disfavored by most voters

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“Disfavor.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/disfavor. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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