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

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

Antonym: favorable [US]