Definition of unfavourable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfeɪv(ə)rəb(ə)l/
(US unfavorable)


1Expressing or showing a lack of approval or support: single mothers are often the target of unfavourable press attention
More example sentences
  • The media coverage of the two visits was noteworthy for its lack of any unfavourable commentary on the government's foreign policy.
  • However most of the reviews she got in the Sydney and Melbourne press were unfavourable.
  • Sydenham's basic premise is that historians have either neglected this revolutionary, or given him a rather unfavourable press.
adverse, critical, hostile, inimical, unfriendly, antagonistic, unsympathetic, negative;
opposing, ill-disposed, contrary, discouraging, disapproving, uncomplimentary, unflattering, damaging, injurious, poor, low, bad, antipathetic
2Likely to lead to an adverse outcome: unfavourable economic conditions
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  • The paper argued that a venture capitalist with highly volatile status was more likely to have an unfavorable economic outcome.
  • The unfavorable economic conditions at home contributed to this year's falling exports, Irwandy said.
  • Her achievement was more impressive given the unfavourable prevailing economic conditions.
unsuitable, inappropriate, inconvenient, inopportune, inapt



Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfeɪv(ə)rəblnəs/
Example sentences
  • He exemplifies the perfect man through his proper conduct regardless of the unfavorableness of circumstance.
  • Also, this can restrict the unfavorableness that noise is superposed on the wiring.
  • Appearances are not a valid means of assessing someone's youth, whose favorableness or unfavorableness is a subjective, not objective, matter.

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