unfavorable judgment

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Noun1.unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomingsunfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
attack - strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
disapproval - the expression of disapproval
brickbat - blunt criticism
carping, faultfinding - persistent petty and unjustified criticism
flack, flak, attack, blast, fire - intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
thrust - verbal criticism; "he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"
potshot - criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration; "reporters took potshots at the mayor"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
slating - a severely critical attack; "the reviewers gave his book a sound slating"
static - angry criticism; "they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial"
stricture - severe criticism
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Employers who face complaints for illegal dismissal before the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) should know the repercussions in case of an unfavorable judgment against them.
What began last year in Benton County as an action by Kennedy to recover money owed for selling part of his business turned into a highly unfavorable judgment rendered against him in Washington County.
The hearing resulted in an unfavorable judgment for the client, who subsequently hired another counsel and petitioned for a new trial.
One phrase in a jury instruction might make the difference between a favorable or unfavorable judgment. Even if a party prevails, it wants to ensure that the court used proper jury instructions to minimize the chances of reversal on appeal.
Over the next six weeks of inactivity impatience inflated his unfavorable judgment. He was certain he had gotten the worst "cull from the remounts" and "they pushed off the worst officers & N.C.O.s." Rations were often short and transport chaotic.
But a refusal to disclose may lead to an unfavorable judgment for the party opposing such disclosure.
These set pieces, which form a significant part of the text, alert us to Gordon's intelligence or vulnerability; ambition and endowment are thrust forward when the narrator's actual behavior would compel us to an unfavorable judgment. This misdirection is a form of characterological anachronism; though the book is not composed as a distant retrospective view of youth, Gordon's reflections are far more mature and composed than his age and idleness could justify.