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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the state of being out of favor;
- Example: "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]


VERB (1)

1. put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm;
- Example: "This rule clearly disadvantages me"
[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. [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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

disfavour 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]