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disfavour


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disfavour 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  out  of  favor;  "he  is  in  disfavor  with  the 
  king"  [syn:  {disfavor}] 
  2:  an  inclination  to  withhold  approval  from  some  person  or 
  group  [syn:  {disfavor},  {dislike},  {disapproval}] 
  v  :  put  at  a  disadvantage;  hinder,  harm;  "This  rule  clearly 
  disadvantages  me"  [syn:  {disadvantage},  {disfavor}]  [ant: 
  {advantage}] 




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