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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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Adv.1.unfavorably - showing disapprovalunfavorably - showing disapproval; in a disparaging way; "he reviewed the play unfavorably"
favorably, favourably - showing approval; "he reviewed the play favorably"
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But knowing by experience that in the present condition of the public temper it was dangerous to express an opinion opposed to the general one, and especially to criticize the volunteers unfavorably, he too watched Katavasov without committing himself.
Overcome by sadness, nervously agitated, deeply distressed at having been so long separated from her lover, disturbed at the sight of the emotion she had divined, she accordingly presented herself to the king with an embarrassed aspect, which in his then disposition of mind the king interpreted unfavorably. Then, as they were alone - nearly alone, inasmuch as Colbert, as soon as he perceived the young girl approaching, had stopped and drawn back a dozen paces - the king advanced towards La Valliere and took her by the hand.
She herself thought unfavorably of these dimples and smiled little in general society.
"Dango, eater of carrion," he called them, and he compared them most unfavorably with Histah, the snake, the most loathed and repulsive creature of the jungle.
Perhaps there is inevitably something morbid in a human being who is in any way unfavorably excepted from ordinary conditions, until the good force has had time to triumph; and it has rarely had time for that at two-and-twenty.
If, then, I should learn that you had taken upon yourself to speak of me to any one favorably or unfavorably, to comment on my actions, or watch my conduct, that very instant you would quit my service.
His confinement, however, although it contributed not a little to the peace of the town, operated unfavorably upon Roderick himself.
The most universal of all civilized terrors--the terror of appearing unfavorably in the newspapers--was a sensation absolutely unknown to the Empress of the Inn.
Facilities Maintenance's May sales were unfavorably impacted by weak HVAC sales due to unusually cool weather, a temporary disruption in order fulfillment in the Southeast due to a vendor software issue in our Atlanta distribution center and a calendar shift due to 2018's 53-week year.
However, just 41% view Israel's government favorably, compared to 51% who view the government unfavorably.
Partially offsetting these positive rating factors are Greenville Casualty's unfavorable five-year combined ratio and operating ratio, which are worse than breakeven and compare unfavorably to its private passenger non-standard auto industry composite average, Best said.