Definition of disfavor in English:

disfavor

Syllabification: dis·fa·vor
Pronunciation: /disˈfāvər
 
/
(British disfavour)

noun

1Disapproval or dislike: the headmaster regarded her with disfavor
More example sentences
  • There is nothing new in this: the Monarchy has almost always been regarded with disfavour, so has the ‘Establishment’, especially when times were bad.
  • A decision-maker may have unfairly regarded with disfavour one party's case either consciously or unconsciously.
  • Spam has retained some popularity in various parts of the world, although regarded with disfavour by those who eschew processed foods or have pretensions to gourmet status.
Synonyms
dislike, displeasure, distaste, dissatisfaction, low opinion
dated disesteem
1.1The state of being disliked: raises could be taken away if an employee fell into disfavor
More example sentences
  • Because they are difficult to grow, farro and spelt fell into disfavor as farmers turned to raising the more profitable and high-yielding commercial wheat variety.
  • Human intelligence fell into disfavor during the 90's, even into the 80's.
  • It fell into disfavor when synthetic thyroid became more popular.

verb

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Regard or treat (someone or something) with disfavor: the hypothesis was favored and disfavored by approximately equal numbers of scientists
More example sentences
  • International human rights organizations, then, are important vehicles for spreading universal virtues, but they also take advantage of structural relationships that favor strong states and disfavor weak ones.
  • Why not just say government may not favor or disfavor religion?
  • In this work we have sought to characterize the channels formed by avicins and to begin exploring the conditions that favor or disfavor channel formation.

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