disfavour

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French desfaveur

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

disfavour (countable and uncountable, plural disfavours)

  1. The state of being out of favour.
    His lateness for the appointment incurred her disfavour.
    • Bible, Is. x. 6 (1551)
      the people that deserved my disfavour
    • Gladstone
      sentiment of disfavour against its ally
  2. An unkindness; a disobliging act.
    • Clarendon
      He might dispense favours and disfavours.

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Verb[edit]

disfavour (third-person singular simple present disfavours, present participle disfavouring, simple past and past participle disfavoured)

  1. To show lack of favour or antipathy towards.
    Her past performance meant that she was often disfavoured for important tasks.