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dis·fa·vor / disˈfāvər/ (Brit. dis·fa·vour) • n. disapproval or dislike: the headmaster regarded her with disfavor. ∎  the state of being disliked: raises could be taken away if an employee fell into disfavor.• v. [tr.] regard or treat (someone or something) with disfavor: the hypothesis was favored and disfavored by approximately equal numbers of scientists.