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disfavor


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disfavor  \Dis*fa"vor\,  n.  [Pref.  dis-  +  favor:  cf  OF 
  disfaveur,  F.  d['e]faveur.]  [Written  also  {disfavour}.] 
  1.  Want  of  favor  of  favorable  regard;  disesteem;  disregard. 
 
  The  people  that  deserved  my  disfavor.  --Is.  x.  6 
  (1551). 
 
  Sentiment  of  disfavor  against  its  ally.  --Gladstone. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  not  being  in  favor;  a  being  under  the 
  displeasure  of  some  one  state  of  unacceptableness;  as  to 
  be  in  disfavor  at  court. 
 
  3.  An  unkindness;  a  disobliging  act 
 
  He  might  dispense  favors  and  disfavors.  --Clarendon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disfavor  \Dis*fa"vor\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disfavored};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Disfavoring}.] 
  1.  To  withhold  or  withdraw  favor  from  to  regard  with 
  disesteem;  to  show  disapprobation  of  to  discountenance. 
 
  Countenanced  or  disfavored  according  as  they  obey. 
  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  injure  the  form  or  looks  of  [R.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disfavor 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  out  of  favor;  "he  is  in  disfavor  with  the 
  king"  [syn:  {disfavour}] 
  2:  an  inclination  to  withhold  approval  from  some  person  or 
  group  [syn:  {disfavour},  {dislike},  {disapproval}] 
  v  :  put  at  a  disadvantage;  hinder,  harm;  "This  rule  clearly 
  disadvantages  me"  [syn:  {disadvantage},  {disfavour}] 
  [ant:  {advantage}] 




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