disfavor

When you disapprove of someone, you disfavor them. The wicked stepmother in "Cinderella" favored her own daughters but disfavored poor Cinderella. Thank goodness for that glass slipper.

You probably know your parents well enough that it's perfectly obvious when you've fallen into their disfavor. This probably only means they're annoyed or angry at you, although in some cases disfavor can mean true dislike. You can also use this word as a verb: "The political system disfavors people who don't have much money."

Definitions of disfavor
  1. verb
    put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
    synonyms: disadvantage, disfavour
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    Antonyms:
    advantage
    give an advantage to
    types:
    hamper, handicap, hinder
    put at a disadvantage
    prejudice
    disadvantage by prejudice
    type of:
    discriminate, separate, single out
    treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  2. noun
    the state of being out of favor
    “he is in disfavor with the king”
    synonyms: disfavour
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    types:
    wilderness
    (politics) a state of disfavor
    type of:
    rejection
    the state of being rejected
  3. noun
    an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    synonyms: disapproval, disfavour, dislike
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    types:
    doghouse
    an idiomatic term for being in disfavor
    reprobation
    severe disapproval
    type of:
    disposition, inclination, tendency
    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
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