[syn: disadvantage, disfavor, disfavour]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being out of favor; "he is in disfavor with
the king" [syn: disfavor, disfavour]
2: an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
[syn: disfavor, disfavour, dislike, disapproval]
v 1: put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly
disadvantages me" [syn: disadvantage, disfavor,
disfavour] [ant: advantage]