Definition of unfavorable
unfavorablyplay \ˌən-ˈfā-v(ə-)rə-blē, -ˈfā-vər-bəl\ adverb
Examples of unfavorable in a Sentence
She formed an unfavorable impression of him.
the company chose to accept the unfavorable settlement rather than spend more money on legal fees
Recent Examples of unfavorable from the Web
Then, conditions are expected to become unfavorable for development.
Roughly 3 of every 4 fans who voted gave an unfavorable response.
After the controversy over its opening, Odyssey’s unfavorable reputationnever fully recovered.
All of their fates were preemptively sealed in November 2016, when China's top legislative body, the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), interpreted a clause the territory's constitution in a manner unfavorable to the legislators.
That was a 6 percentage point increase from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s monthly tracking results in June, when 55 percent expressed unfavorable opinions.
Kennedy was largely steamrolled by the Soviet leader, who demanded an immediate treaty to reunify Germany under terms unfavorable to the US.
Scientists have long warned that hatchery strays compete with wild fish for resources in streams and ocean waters, and could threaten wild populations by mixing genetically with them in unfavorable ways.
Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson was at 39% favorable and 32% unfavorable.
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First Known Use of unfavorable
UNFAVORABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unfavorable for English Language Learners
: likely to cause problems or difficulties
: expressing disapproval
UNFAVORABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of unfavorable for Students
1 : expressing or showing disapproval an unfavorable comment
2 : likely to make difficult or unpleasant We had unfavorable weather for our trip.
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