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Dis*fa"vor (?), n. [Pref. dis- + favor: cf. OF. disfaveur, F. défaveur.] [Written also disfavour.] 1. Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard.

The people that deserved my disfavor.
Is. x. 6 (1551).

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.

Dis*fa"vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disfavored (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disfavoring.] 1. To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance.

Countenanced or disfavored according as they obey.
Swift.

2. To injure the form or looks of. [R.] B. Jonson.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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