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Definition 1: an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for disfavour in the sense of this definition

(disfavour is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

(... is a kind of disfavour ) an idiomatic term for being in disfavor

"in the doghouse"

(... is a kind of disfavour ) severe disapproval

Definition 2: the state of being out of favor - [noun denoting state]

Samples where disfavour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is in disfavor with the king

Synonyms for disfavour in the sense of this definition

(disfavour is a kind of ...) the state of being rejected

(... is a kind of disfavour ) (politics) a state of disfavor

"he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness"

Samples where disfavour or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This rule clearly disadvantages me

Synonyms for disfavour in the sense of this definition

(disfavour is a kind of ...) treat differently on the basis of sex or race

(... is a kind of disfavour ) put at a disadvantage

"The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

(... is a kind of disfavour ) disadvantage by prejudice

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