[ UK /ʌnfˈe‍ɪvəɹəbə‍l/ ]
  1. not encouraging or approving or pleasing
    unfavorable comments
    an unfavorable comparison
    unfavorable impression
    unfavorable conditions
  2. (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    unfavorable winds
  3. involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness
    a disadvantageous outcome
    a well-known study from the 1970's showed that gender stereotyping placed women in a disadvantageous position
    made an unfavorable impression
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How To Use unfavourable In A Sentence

  • The disappointing profits are due to unfavourable currency translations.
  • While SocGen management has called Kerviel a trader "without genius" who was "acting alone," French bloggers are touting his "lucidity" and bravery for standing up to a system that "brings up its shady dealings only when they are unfavorable to them. France’s New Anti-Hero
  • These major die-offs will continue to occur at unpredictable intervals when the most extensive, persistent, extremely unfavourable snow and ice conditions prevail.
  • Her achievement was more impressive given the unfavourable prevailing economic conditions.
  • Readers and other members of the public, sensing a clear impulse to beat down an unfavourable report, must have suspected some truth was giving offence.
  • But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with. George Washington 
  • In spite of the unfavorable weather,the grain output of the farm kept up and even increased a little than last year.
  • Funes says that "dollarization" and the adoption of the Central American Free Trade Agreement in 2006 have had negative effects such as inflation and unfavorable competition for small-scale farmers but that it is too late to scrap these policies. CounterPunch
  • Unfavourable economic conditions were blocking a recovery of the American insurance market.
  • So, in a sense, Michael Apted's new film is something of a counterweight to balance an unfavourable scale.
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