unfavorable

  • 1 unfavorable — (adj.) mid 15c. (implied in unfavorably), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + FAVORABLE (Cf. favorable). Related: Unfavorably. We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe that they are no worse than… …

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  • 2 Unfavorable — Un*fa vor*a*ble, a. Not favorable; not propitious; adverse; contrary; discouraging. {Un*fa vor*a*ble*ness}, n. {Un*fa vor*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 unfavorable — I adjective adverse, adversus, antagonistic, bad, calamitous, contrary, damaging, derogatory, deterrent, disadvantageous, disapprobatory, discouraging, disparaging, foul, hopeless, hostile, ill boding, ill disposed, ill omened, impedimental,… …

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  • 4 unfavorable — [adj] very bad adverse, antagonistic, calamitous, contrary, damaging, destructive, disadvantageous, discommodious, hostile, ill, ill advised, improper, inadvisable, inauspicious, inconvenient, inexpedient, infelicitous, inimical, inopportune,… …

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  • 5 unfavorable — [unfā′vər ə bəl] adj. not favorable; specif., a) not propitious b) adverse, contrary, or disadvantageous unfavorably adv …

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  • 6 unfavorable — adjective 1. not encouraging or approving or pleasing (Freq. 2) unfavorable conditions an unfavorable comparison unfavorable comments , unfavorable impression • Syn: ↑unfavourable • Ant: ↑favorable …

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  • 7 unfavorable — un|fa|vor|a|ble [ ʌn feıv(ə)rəbl ] adjective 1. ) not positive or not showing approval: CRITICAL: The report makes unfavorable comparisons with the system used in France. His business methods have attracted plenty of unfavorable comment. 2. ) an… …

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  • 8 unfavorable — adjective Date: 1548 1. a. opposed, contrary b. expressing disapproval ; negative < unfavorable reviews > 2. not propitious ; disadvantageous < an unfavorable business climate > …

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  • 9 unfavorable — unfavorableness, n. unfavorably, adv. /un fay veuhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not favorable; contrary; adverse: an unfavorable wind. 2. not propitious: an unfavorable omen. 3. unfortunate; undesirable; disadvantageous: an unfavorable development. [1540 …

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  • 10 unfavorable — adjective a) Disadvantageous, adverse, unsuitable, inconducive; serving to hinder or oppose. The shade of a dense pine wood, is more unfavorable to the springing up of pines of the same species than of oaks within it. b) Not favorable,… …

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  • 11 unfavorable — adjective 1) unfavorable comments Syn: adverse, critical, hostile, inimical, unfriendly, unsympathetic, negative, scathing; discouraging, disapproving, uncomplimentary, unflattering Ant: positive 2) …

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  • 12 unfavorable — adj. AE; BE spelling: unfavourable unfavorable to …

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  • 13 unfavorable — un•fa•vor•a•ble [[t]ʌnˈfeɪ vər ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) not favorable; adverse; disadvantageous: an unfavorable wind[/ex] 2) not propitious • Etymology: 1540–50 un•fa′vor•a•ble•ness, n. un•fa′vor•a•bly, adv …

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  • 14 unfavorable — Synonyms and related words: adversary, adversative, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, apocalyptic, bad, baleful, baneful, black, bodeful, boding, clashing, competitive, con, conflicting, contradictory,… …

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  • 15 unfavorable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. adverse, disadvantageous, inauspicious, unpropitious, unlucky; unfriendly, antagonistic; negative, contrary; inclement; inopportune, untimely. See inexpedience, prediction, adversity, disapprobation …

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  • 16 unfavorable — adj. not favorable, adverse, undesirable …

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  • 17 unfavorable — a. Adverse, contrary, malign, unpropitious, inauspicious, discouraging, inimical …

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  • 18 unfavorable — adj 1. contrary, adverse, antagonistic, hostile, opposing, opposed; antithetical, counter, converse, contradictory; inimical, negatory, discordant, counteracting, conflicting, contrasting. 2. unpropitious, inauspicious, unlucky, unpromising,… …

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  • 19 unfavorable — un·favorable …

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  • 20 unfavorable — UK [ʌnˈfeɪv(ə)rəb(ə)l] / US the American spelling of unfavourable …

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