in an unfavorable light

Definition of in an unfavorable light

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

Word by Word Definitions

unfavorableplay
  1. :  opposed, contrary

    :  expressing disapproval :  negative

    :  not propitious :  disadvantageous

lightplay
  1. :  something that makes vision possible

    :  the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

    :  electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of 299,792,458 meters (about 186,000 miles) per second

  1. :  having light :  bright

    :  not dark, intense, or swarthy in color or coloring :  pale

    :  medium in saturation and high in lightness

  1. :  to become light :  brighten

    :  to take fire

    :  to set fire to

  1. :  having little weight :  not heavy

    :  designed to carry a comparatively small load

    :  having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk

  1. :  lightly

    :  with little baggage

  1. :  dismount

    :  settle, alight

    :  to arrive by chance :  happen


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