chiefly Brit English spelling of disfavor (q.v.); for closing, see -or. Related: Disfavoured; disfavouring.
placed at a disadvantage; impede, damage
- the state to be out of favor
- an interest to withhold endorsement from some person or group
The bombardment of the forts at Alexandria and the occupation of Egypt in 1882 were viewed with great disfavour by the bulk of the Liberal party, and were but little congenial to Gladstone himself.