Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
disfavor

dis·fa·vor

disfavor

pronunciation:
dIs feI vr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: unfavorable regard or opinion; displeasure or disapproval.
synonyms:
disapprobation, disapproval, disesteem, displeasure
antonyms:
favor
similar words:
discontentment, dislike, dissatisfaction
definition 2: the state or condition of being regarded with displeasure or disapproval.
an artist in disfavor with the public
synonyms:
disgrace, disrepute
antonyms:
favor
similar words:
discredit, dishonor, ignominy, opprobrium, shame
definition 3: a harmful or unkind act.
The president did himself a disfavor by choosing poor advisors.
synonyms:
disservice
antonyms:
favor
similar words:
affront, discourtesy, harm, injury, insult, offense, wrong
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disfavored, disfavoring, disfavors
definition: to regard or treat with disapproval or displeasure.
synonyms:
disapprove
antonyms:
favor
similar words:
deprecate, discountenance, disparage, mind