in an unfavorable light


: in a way that makes someone or something look bad
The article cast/put him in an unfavorable light.

Examples of in an unfavorable light in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet, workplace gossip is typically viewed in an unfavorable light. Mark Travers, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Following his handling of the 2020 season, Manfred has been viewed largely in an unfavorable light by the fans. Jules Posner, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 The minority is more likely to view issues as opportunities to cast the majority in an unfavorable light, and the majority will be less likely to make concessions. William A. Galston, WSJ, 25 May 2021 As evidence, the authors pointed to sagging growth in Tesla vehicle demand; a YouGov poll showing Musk’s favorability in decline; comments from a few auto analysts; and a smattering of anecdotes that put the entrepreneur in an unfavorable light. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2023 In the past, North Korea has responded dramatically to attempts to paint the regime in an unfavorable light. Brent Lang, Variety, 23 Jan. 2023 There have also been the explosive revelations shared by the Sussexes in their Netflix series and in Prince Harry’s autobiography, published tomorrow, some of which paint Kate and her husband, Prince William, in an unfavorable light. Stephanie Bridger-Linning, Glamour, 9 Jan. 2023 That first poll found that 46% of Americans had an favorable opinion of the law, while 40% saw it in an unfavorable light. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 5 Apr. 2022 Arizona’s utilities, law firms, and business groups saw in him a stable force who heralded traditional Republican principles without the distraction of the cultural warfare that had sidetracked his predecessors and cast the state in an unfavorable light. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 3 Mar. 2022

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“In an unfavorable light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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