Disfavoring
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. [1913 Webster]

Countenanced or disfavored according as they obey. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To injure the form or looks of. [R.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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