[ UK /ʌnfˈeɪvəɹəbəl/ ]
not encouraging or approving or pleasing
an unfavorable comparison
(of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
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
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.