unfavorable


un·fa·vor·able

adjective \ˌən-ˈfā-v(ə-)rə-bəl, -ˈfā-vər-bəl\

: likely to cause problems or difficulties

: expressing disapproval

Full Definition of UNFAVORABLE

1
a :  opposed, contrary
b :  expressing disapproval :  negative <unfavorable reviews>
2
:  not propitious :  disadvantageous <an unfavorable business climate>
3
:  not pleasing <an unfavorable feature of the plan>
un·fa·vor·able·ness noun
un·fa·vor·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of UNFAVORABLE

  1. She formed an unfavorable impression of him.
  2. <the company chose to accept the unfavorable settlement rather than spend more money on legal fees>

First Known Use of UNFAVORABLE

1548

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