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
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.
A mid-June nationwide poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 51 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the ACA, versus 41 percent with unfavorable views.
The sequel to the landmark polygonal space shooter was actually completed yet was killed off by Nintendo due to bound-to-be-unfavorable comparisons with polygonal PlayStation and Saturn games.
Despite the unfavorable terrain, Democrats improved on Hillary Clinton’s margin in every district except in Georgia.
Sixty percent of Australians say Trump has caused them to have an unfavorable opinion of the U.S., according to the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll, which surveys Australian attitudes on geopolitical trends.
Overall, 11 percent of Texans have favorable views of that country and 56 percent have unfavorable views.
Fidelity Growth held up well enough in a part of the cycle unfavorable to its style to allow its performance during the beneficial part of the cycle to catapult it to index-beating full-cycle returns.
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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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