unfavourable


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unfavourable

(ʌnˈfeɪvərəbəl; -ˈfeɪvrə-) or

unfavorable

adj
not favourable; adverse or inauspicious
unˈfavourableness, unˈfavorableness n
unˈfavourably, unˈfavorably adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
negative - expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
critical - marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude"
uncomplimentary - tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
2.unfavourable - (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or opposeunfavourable - (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose; "unfavorable winds"
unpropitious - not propitious
3.unfavourable - not favorableunfavourable - not favorable; "made an unfavorable impression"; "unfavorable reviews"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"

unfavourable

adjective
2. hostile, negative, unfriendly, inimical First reactions have been distinctly unfavourable.
hostile warm, positive, friendly, approving, favourable, amicable, well-disposed
Translations
nepříznivý
ugunstig
epäsuotuisa
nepovoljan
好ましくない
호의적이 아닌
ofördelaktig
ไม่เป็นไปตามที่หวัง
bất lợi

unfavourable

unfavorable (US) [ˈʌnˈfeɪvərəbl] ADJ
1. (= adverse) [situation] → adverso; [conditions] → poco propicio, desfavorable; [outlook, weather] → poco propicio; [wind] → desfavorable
to be unfavourable for sthser poco propicio para algo, no ser propicio para algo
to be unfavourable to sbno favorecer a algn, ser desfavorable para algn
2. (= negative) [impression, opinion] → negativo, malo; [comparison] → poco favorable
to show sth/sb in an unfavourable lightpresentar algo/a algn de forma negativa or poco favorable, dar una imagen negativa or poco favorable de algo/algn

unfavourable

[ˌʌnˈfeɪvərəbəl] (British) unfavorable (US) adj
(= poor) [conditions, circumstances, weather, exchange rate] → défavorable
to be unfavourable to sb [terms, conditions] → être défavorable à qn
an unfavourable impression → une impression défavorable
(= hostile) [reaction, response, comment] → défavorable
an unfavourable comparison → une comparaison défavorable

unfavourable

, (US) unfavorable
adj outlook, weather, moment, resultungünstig; conditions, circumstances also, windwidrig; opinion, reactionnegativ; replyablehnend, negativ; trade balancepassiv; conditions unfavourable to or for tradeungünstige Handelsbedingungen pl; on unfavourable termszu ungünstigen Bedingungen; to be unfavourable to somebodyungünstig für jdn sein; to draw or make unfavourable comparisonsnachteilige Vergleiche ziehen; to show somebody/something in an unfavourable lightjdn/etw in einem ungünstigen Licht darstellen

unfavourable

unfavorable (Am) [ʌnˈfeɪvrəbl] adj (circumstances, climate) → sfavorevole; (report, impression) → negativo/a

unfavourable

غَيْرُ مُؤَاتٍ nepříznivý ugunstig ungünstig δυσμενής desfavorable epäsuotuisa défavorable nepovoljan sfavorevole 好ましくない 호의적이 아닌 ongunstig ugunstig niepomyślny desfavorável неблагоприятный ofördelaktig ไม่เป็นไปตามที่หวัง elverişsiz bất lợi 不利的
References in classic literature ?
There could be little doubt, for instance, that this very ship's crew, though no unfavourable specimens of the nautical brotherhood, had been guilty, as we should phrase it, of depredations on the Spanish commerce, such as would have perilled all their necks in a modern court of justice.
It was made a great favour of; and altogether it was more than I could bear; and so I never would finish it, to have it apologised over as an unfavourable likeness, to every morning visitor in Brunswick Square;and, as I said, I did then forswear ever drawing any body again.
Should the result of her observations be unfavourable, she was determined at all events to open the eyes of her sister; should it be otherwise, her exertions would be of a different nature--she must then learn to avoid every selfish comparison, and banish every regret which might lessen her satisfaction in the happiness of Marianne.
Sometimes, when the day was very unfavourable, his sisters would expostulate.
Firstly, because, on fine Sundays, he often walked out, before dinner, with the Doctor and Lucie; secondly, because, on unfavourable Sundays, he was accustomed to be with them as the family friend, talking, reading, looking out of window, and generally getting through the day; thirdly, because he happened to have his own little shrewd doubts to solve, and knew how the ways of the Doctor's household pointed to that time as a likely time for solving them.
David Copperfield, I shall not attempt to disguise the fact, that I formed an unfavourable opinion of you in your childhood.
I was not long after him in leaving the house too, and when I went down the High-street I saw him holding forth (no doubt to the same effect) at his shop door to a select group, who honoured me with very unfavourable glances as I passed on the opposite side of the way.
He felt that his father meant to ward off any request for money on the ground of the misfortune with Wildfire, and that the emphasis he had thus been led to lay on his shortness of cash and his arrears was likely to produce an attitude of mind the utmost unfavourable for his own disclosure.
The dramatic instinct to which the life of towns is necessarily unfavourable, is kept alive in the country by the smallness of the stage and the fewness of the actors.
Don Quixote thought that to say anything further with regard to his safety would be putting his courage in an unfavourable light; and so, without more words, he mounted Clavileno, and tried the peg, which turned easily; and as he had no stirrups and his legs hung down, he looked like nothing so much as a figure in some Roman triumph painted or embroidered on a Flemish tapestry.
Wondering whether it was possible, amid circumstances so unfavourable to domestic relations, to enjoy the pleasures of conjugal union, I hesitated for some time to question his Royal Highness on so delicate a subject; but at last I plunged into it by abruptly inquiring as to the health of his family.
One was the British consul at Suez, who, despite the prophecies of the English Government, and the unfavourable predictions of Stephenson, was in the habit of seeing, from his office window, English ships daily passing to and fro on the great canal, by which the old roundabout route from England to India by the Cape of Good Hope was abridged by at least a half.