Definitions for unfavorableʌnˈfeɪ vər ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•fa•vor•a•bleʌnˈfeɪ vər ə bəl(adj.)

  1. not favorable; adverse; disadvantageous:

    an unfavorable wind.

  2. not propitious.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfavorable, unfavourable(adj)

    not encouraging or approving or pleasing

    "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"

  2. unfavorable, unfavourable(adj)

    (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose

    "unfavorable winds"

  3. unfavorable, unfavourable(adj)

    not favorable

    "made an unfavorable impression"; "unfavorable reviews"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unfavorable(adjective)ʌnˈfeɪ vər ə bəl

    likely to be to your disadvantage

    unfavorable weather conditions

  2. unfavorableʌnˈfeɪ vər ə bəl

    disapproving or critical

    an unfavorable review


  1. unfavorable(Adjective)

    Disadvantageous, adverse, unsuitable, inconducive; serving to hinder or oppose.

  2. unfavorable(Adjective)

    Not favorable, disapproving.

  3. unfavorable(Adjective)

    Causing obstacles or delay; not conducive to travel or work; inclement.

  4. unfavorable(Adjective)

    Not auspicious; ill-boding.

  5. Origin: un- + favourable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfavorable(adj)

    not favorable; not propitious; adverse; contrary; discouraging


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