• WordNet 3.6
    • v disfavor put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm "This rule clearly disadvantages me"
    • n disfavor an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    • n disfavor the state of being out of favor "he is in disfavor with the king"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disfavor An unkindness; a disobliging act. "He might dispense favors and disfavors ."
    • Disfavor 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.
    • Disfavor To injure the form or looks of.
    • Disfavor To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance. "Countenanced or disfavored according as they obey."
    • Disfavor Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard. "The people that deserved my disfavor .""Sentiment of disfavor against its ally."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disfavor Unfavorable regard; slight displeasure; discountenance; disesteem; disparagement: as, the conduct of the minister incurred the disfavor of his sovereign; to speak in one's disfavor.
    • n disfavor Want of favor; the state of being regarded unfavorably: as, to be in disfavor at court.
    • n disfavor An act of disregard, dislike, or unkindness.
    • n disfavor Synonyms Disfavor, Disgrace, etc. See odium.
    • disfavor To withdraw or withhold favor, friendship, or support from; check or oppose by disapprobation; discountenance.
    • disfavor To mar; blemish; disfigure.
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  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “The gambling known as business looks with severe disfavor on the business known as gambling.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + favor,: cf. OF. disfaveur, F. défaveur,


In literature:

The good lady had looked upon the doctor's cutting with profound disfavor.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
Colonel Landcraft stood at his desk to receive him, his brows bent in a disfavoring frown.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
Mrs. Reed received the outburst with disfavor.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
To Weismann more than to any other single individual should be ascribed the disfavor into which this view has fallen.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
The hollow-chested man saw the disfavor in Bat's look, and grinned.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
Her prudent behavior proved to him that she looked upon him without disfavor, and he was thus in an excellent temper.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
The growth of these settlements was watched with disfavor and suspicion by the Creeks.
"Andrew Jackson" by William Garrott Brown
From the first he regarded them with disfavor.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
Again Sally surveyed the soiled bandage with disfavor.
"The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor" by Margaret Vandercook
It was worse than Robb had said: he was not only under disfavor, but under suspicion.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen

In news:

Electoral Map Shifts to Obama's Disfavor .
Disfavor for Bush Hits Rare Heights.
The Album, a Commodity in Disfavor .
But the ad's insinuation aside, it's also possible the young woman is "just shy ," or introverted — traits our society disfavors.
You could be doing yourself a diet disfavor if you don't take into consideration the nutritional profile of the foods you eat.
Barnabas of the Bible had so much faith in his fellow men he wasn't afraid to stick his neck out to help those who fell into disfavor with the other disciples.

In science:

This has been complicated, however, because H.E.S.S. observations disfavored CDM emission from the GC, and revealed instead a VHE source (HESS J1745-290) (137).
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
It was found in that the focus-point region was disfavored at beyond the 95% C.L. in the CMSSM.
Dark Energy and Dark Matter
R) modified gravity will be even more fine-tuned and therefore disfavored.
Cosmological and Solar-System Tests of f(R) Modified Gravity
Subsequent, inhomogeneous chemical evolution studies , however, disfavored neutron star mergers as dominant r-process sources.
Compact binary mergers: an astrophysical perspective
Bose-Einstein effects; now, after few months of data taking, data unambiguously disfavor the classical Gaussian shape.
Experimental summary of ISMD10