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 (ŭn-fā′vər-ə-bəl, -fāv′rə-bəl)
1. Likely to be a hindrance; disadvantageous: unfavorable winds.
2. Having or showing opposition; adverse: an unfavorable reaction to our proposal.

un·fa′vor·a·ble·ness n.
un·fa′vor·a·bly adv.
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Noun1.unfavorableness - the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of successunfavorableness - the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
inauspiciousness, unpropitiousness - the quality of suggesting an unsuccessful result
advantageousness, favorableness, favourableness, profitableness, positiveness, positivity - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
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According to Werther and Davis [14], job satisfaction may be defined as the amount of favorableness or unfavorableness with which an employee views his/her job.
Intention in turn depends on a person's attitudes (feeling of favorableness or unfavorableness) towards the behavior, influence of subjective norms (perceived social pressure), and perceived behavioral control (a person's perception of his or her ability to perform a behavior).
The first two trials composed the basics of the recommendation in 2010 had approximately 350 patients, and the TTM trial brought out the unfavorableness of performing robust recommendations using the findings of small trials rather than waiting for more powered ones.
Based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB), attitude refers to a person's overall evaluation of the behavior of either the favorableness or the unfavorableness towards performing a behavior [16,17].