unfavorable

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adjective un·fa·vor·able \ˌən-ˈfā-v(ə-)rə-bəl, -ˈfā-vər-bəl\

Definition of unfavorable

  1. 1a :  opposed, contraryb :  expressing disapproval :  negative unfavorable reviews

  2. 2 :  not propitious :  disadvantageous an unfavorable business climate

  3. 3 :  not pleasing an unfavorable feature of the plan

unfavorableness

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unfavorably

play \ˌən-ˈfā-v(ə-)rə-blē, -ˈfā-vər-bəl\ adverb

Examples of unfavorable in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of unfavorable

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UNFAVORABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unfavorable

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Definition of unfavorable for English Language Learners

  • : likely to cause problems or difficulties

  • : expressing disapproval


UNFAVORABLE Defined for Kids

unfavorable

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adjective un·fa·vor·able \ˌən-ˈfā-və-rə-bəl\

Definition of unfavorable for Students

  1. 1 :  expressing or showing disapproval an unfavorable comment

  2. 2 :  likely to make difficult or unpleasant We had unfavorable weather for our trip.

unfavorably

\-blē\ adverb


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