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Adjective: unfavorable  ,ún'fey-v(u-)ru-bul
Usage: US (elsewhere: unfavourable)
  1. Not encouraging, approving or pleasing
    "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments";
    - unfavourable [Brit, Cdn]
  2. (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    "unfavorable winds";
    - unfavourable [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness
    "made an unfavorable impression";
    - disadvantageous, unfavourable [Brit, Cdn]

See also: admonishing, admonitory, adverse, bad, contrary, critical, disapproving, discriminatory, harmful, hostile, inauspicious, inexpedient, inopportune, invidious, minus, negative, reproachful, reproving, uncomplimentary, unpropitious, untoward