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. [1913 Webster]

The people that deserved my disfavor. --Is. x. 6 (1551). [1913 Webster]

Sentiment of disfavor against its ally. --Gladstone. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. An unkindness; a disobliging act. [1913 Webster]

He might dispense favors and disfavors. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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