Her past performance meant that she was often disfavoured for important tasks.
Origin of disfavour
From Middle French desfaveur
Disfavour Sentence Examples
He did his utmost to bring Cleomenes into disfavour at home.
A few years later he incurred the royal disfavour for gross malversation in the administration of public property, and failing to compromise matters with the king, fled to Germany and engaged in political intrigues with the adventurer Wilhelm von Grumbach (1503-1567) for the purpose of dethroning Frederick II.
The government looked on the practice with great disfavour, because it transferred large areas from the easy access of the state to an ownership beyond its reach.
Their theory, however, has fallen into disfavour of late years.
Within a year the court was brought into sudden disfavour with the country by two events of unequal importance, but both exciting.