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panspermic

(Biol.) Of or pertaining to panspermy; as, the panspermic hypothesis.

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hypothesise

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; hypothesize; theorise; suppose; speculate; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

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pangenetic

(Biol.) Of or pertaining to pangenesis.

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underemphasizes

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extramission

A sending out; emission. Obs. Sir T. Browne.

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dynam

A unit of measure for dynamical effect or work; a foot pound. See Foot pound. Whewell.

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conceptualise

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceive; conceptualize.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived

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animalculist

One versed in the knowledge of animalcules. Keith.

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hypothesize

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; theorise; hypothesise; suppose; speculate; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

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etherin

(Chem.) A white, crystalline hydrocarbon, regarded as a polymeric variety of ethylene, obtained in heavy oil of wine, the residue left after making ether; -- formerly called also concrete oil of wine.

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conceptualize

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceive; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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predict

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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eudoxian

(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Eudoxius, patriarch of Antioch and Constantinople in the 4th century, and a celebrated defender of the doctrines of Arius.

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overemphasize

  • verb place special or excessive emphasis on
    overemphasise; overstress.
    • I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book

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successionist

A person who insists on the importance of a regular succession of events, offices, etc.; especially (Eccl.), one who insists that apostolic succession alone is valid.

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systematize

  • verb arrange according to a system or reduce to a system
    systematise; systemize; systemise.
    • systematize our scientific knowledge

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gastraea

(Biol.) A primeval larval form; a double-walled sac from which, according to the hypothesis of Haeckel, man and all other animals, that in the first stages of their individual evolution pass through a two-layered structural stage, or gastrula form, must have descended. This idea constitutes the Gastræa theory of Haeckel. See Gastrula.

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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superstring

  • noun a hypothetical particle that is the elementary particle in a theory of space-time

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formalize

  • verb make formal or official
    formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title
  • verb declare or make legally valid
    validate; formalise.

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epicyclical

  • adjective of or relating to an epicycle
    epicyclic.
    • epicyclic gear train

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oversimplify

  • verb simplify to an excessive degree
    • Don't oversimplify the problem
  • verb make too simple
    • Don't oversimplify the instructions

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deemphasizes

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huttonian

Relating to what is now called the Plutonic theory of the earth, first advanced by Dr. James Hutton. Lyell.

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explicate

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explain.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    develop; formulate.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

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degenerationist

(Biol.) A believer in the theory of degeneration, or hereditary degradation of type; as, the degenerationists hold that savagery is the result of degeneration from a superior state.

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postulate

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    posit.
  • verb maintain or assert
    contend.
    • He contended that Communism had no future

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plutonist

One who adopts the geological theory of igneous fusion; a Plutonian. See Plutonism.

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overestimate

  • noun an appraisal that is too high
    overappraisal; overestimation; overvaluation.
  • noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
    overrating; overestimation; overreckoning.

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contagionist

One who believes in the contagious character of certain diseases, as of yellow fever.

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downplay

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; understate; minimise.
  • verb understate the importance or quality of
    play down; background.
    • he played down his royal ancestry

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individuate

  • verb give individual character to
  • verb give individual shape or form to
    • Language that individuates his memories

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stahlian

Pertaining to, or taught by, Stahl, a German physician and chemist of the 17th century; as, the Stahlian theory of phlogiston.

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comport

  • verb behave well or properly
    behave.
    • The children must learn to behave
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; bear; behave; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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expiative

  • adjective having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
    propitiatory; expiatory.
    • expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice

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underplay

  • verb act (a role) with great restraint
    underact.
  • verb play a card lower than (a held high card)

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emanatory

Emanative; of the nature of an emanation. Dr. H. More.

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universalize

  • verb make universal
    universalise.
    • This author's stories universalize old themes

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controversion

Act of controverting; controversy. Obs. Hooker.

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underpin

  • verb support from beneath
  • verb support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    corroborate; support; bear out.
    • The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

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trichromatic

  • adjective satellite having or involving three colors
    tricolor; trichrome.
    • trichromatic vision
    • a trichromatic printing process
    • trichromatic staining is the staining of tissue samples differentially in three colors
    • tricolor plumage
    • a tricolor process in photography

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underpin

  • verb support from beneath
  • verb support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    corroborate; support; bear out.
    • The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

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benthamic

Of or pertaining to Bentham or Benthamism.

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valorizes

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emancipative

  • adjective satellite tending to set free

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deconstruct

  • verb interpret (a text or an artwork) by the method of deconstructing

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presume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    assume; take for granted.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; dare.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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empiristic

(Physics) Relating to, or resulting from, experience, or experiment; following from empirical methods or data; -- opposed to nativistic.

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generalise

  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalize.
  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; generalize; infer.

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cognitional

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quantify

  • verb use as a quantifier
  • verb express as a number or measure or quantity
    measure.
    • Can you quantify your results?

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animalcular

Of, pertaining to, or resembling, animalcules. "Animalcular life." Tyndall.

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construe

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; interpret.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?

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sensitize

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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biorhythm

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emotionalist

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dovetail

  • noun a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
    dovetail joint.
  • verb fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail

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tetradic

(Chem.) Of or pertaining to a tetrad; possessing or having the characteristics of a tetrad; as, a carbon is a tetradic element.

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revisit

  • verb visit again
    • We revisited Rome after 25 years

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iatrochemical

Of or pertaining to iatrochemistry, or to the iatrochemists.

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cohere

  • verb come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    cleave; stick; cling; adhere.
    • The dress clings to her body
    • The label stuck to the box
    • The sushi rice grains cohere
  • verb cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole
    • Religion can cohere social groups

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interrelate

  • verb be in a relationship with
    relate.
    • How are these two observations related?
  • verb place into a mutual relationship
    • I cannot interrelate these two events

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polygenist

(Biol.) One who maintains that animals of the same species have sprung from more than one original pair; -- opposed to monogenist.

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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trichromacy

  • noun the normal ability to see colors
    chromatic vision; color vision.

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espouse

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; adopt.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; hook up with.

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generalize

  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; infer; generalise.
  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalise.

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thermotical

Of or pertaining to heat; produced by heat; as, thermotical phenomena. Whewell.

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unify

  • verb become one
    merge; unite.
    • Germany unified officially in 1990
    • the cells merge
  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; mingle; commix.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance

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reincarnationist

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propose

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    advise; suggest.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
    project.
    • He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
    • She proposed a new theory of relativity

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envision

  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy
  • verb picture to oneself; imagine possible
    foresee.
    • I cannot envision him as President

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shiftability

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postulate

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    posit.
  • verb maintain or assert
    contend.
    • He contended that Communism had no future

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ubiquitarian

(Eccl. Hist.) One of a school of Lutheran divines which held that the body of Christ is present everywhere, and especially in the eucharist, in virtue of his omnipresence. Called also ubiquitist, and ubiquitary.

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emphasise

  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    underline; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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daltonian

One afflicted with color blindness.

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elucidate

  • verb make clear and (more) comprehensible
    clarify; clear up.
    • clarify the mystery surrounding her death
  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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monogenist

(Anthropol.) One who maintains that the human races are all of one species; -- opposed to polygenist.

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reify

  • verb consider an abstract concept to be real

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computability

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visualise

  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver
  • verb form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
    visualize.
    • Mathematicians often visualize

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annihilationist

(Theol.) One who believes that eternal punishment consists in annihilation or extinction of being; a destructionist.

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naturalize

  • verb make into a citizen
    naturalise.
    • The French family was naturalized last year
  • verb explain with reference to nature

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purport

  • noun the intended meaning of a communication
    intent; spirit.
  • noun the pervading meaning or tenor
    drift.
    • caught the general drift of the conversation

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monogenetic

(Geol.) One in genesis; resulting from one process of formation; -- used of a mountain range. Dana.

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underestimate

  • noun an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
    underestimation; underreckoning; underrating.
  • verb assign too low a value to
    undervalue.
    • Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price

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externalistic

Pertaining to externalism North Am. Rev.

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categorize

  • verb place into or assign to a category
    categorise.
    • Children learn early on to categorize

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brunonian

Pertaining to, or invented by, Brown; -- a term applied to a system of medicine promulgated in the 18th century by John Brown, of Scotland, the fundamental doctrine of which was, that life is a state of excitation produced by the normal action of external agents upon the body, and that disease consists in excess or deficiency of excitation.

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subsume

  • verb contain or include
    • This new system subsumes the old one
  • verb consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
    colligate.

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phlogistic

(Old Chem.) Of or pertaining to phlogiston, or to belief in its existence.

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stipulate

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; specify; condition.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb give a guarantee or promise of
    • They stipulated to release all the prisoners

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japhetic

Pertaining to, or derived from, Japheth, one of the sons of Noah; as, Japhetic nations, the nations of Europe and Northern Asia; Japhetic languages.

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prioritize

  • verb assign a priority to
    prioritise.
    • we have too many things to do and must prioritize

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cockamamie

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; silly; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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envisage

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; ideate; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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herzberg

  • noun Canadian physicist (born in Germany) noted for contributions to understanding the structure of molecules (born in 1904)
    Gerhard Herzberg.

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praxeological

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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circumscriptive

Circumscribing or tending to circumscribe; marcing the limits or form of.

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully

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miasmic

  • adjective satellite of noxious stench from atmospheric pollution
    mephitic.
  • adjective satellite filled with vapor
    vapourous; miasmal; vaporous.
    • miasmic jungles
    • a vaporous bog

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disfavor

  • noun the state of being out of favor
    disfavour.
    • he is in disfavor with the king
  • noun an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    dislike; disapproval; disfavour.

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