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ʌnˈfeɪ vər ə bəlun·fa·vor·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfavorable, unfavourableadjective

    not encouraging or approving or pleasing

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

  2. unfavorable, unfavourableadjective

    (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose

    "unfavorable winds"

  3. unfavorable, unfavourableadjective

    not favorable

    "made an unfavorable impression"; "unfavorable reviews"


  1. unfavorableadjective

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

  2. unfavorableadjective

    Not favorable, disapproving.

  3. unfavorableadjective

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

  4. unfavorableadjective

    Not auspicious; ill-boding.

  5. Etymology: un- + favourable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfavorableadjective

    not favorable; not propitious; adverse; contrary; discouraging

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfavorable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfavorable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of unfavorable in a Sentence

  1. Liu Youbin:

    Weather conditions last month in Beijing were the worst over the past six years with slow wind, little rain and high temperatures, but average pollution readings were able to stay at same level as the past five years, the air pollution campaign has entered a stage of stalemate, as Chairman Mao described in his famous book 'On Protracted War'... The efforts we made have sometimes been offset by unfavorable weather, and it will take time for us to slip the leash of weather conditions to win the war.

  2. Daniel Silver:

    It appears that at least some of that deterioration was related to temporary factors including an unfavorable shift in the weather and perhaps layoffs of temporary workers following the holiday season.

  3. Enbridge Inc -LRB- ENB.TO -RRB-:

    Under the newly changed FERC tax policy, holding certain interstate pipelines in MLP structures is highly unfavorable to unitholders and is no longer advantageous.

  4. Matt Elliott:

    The lower tornado activity has largely been the result of an unfavorable pattern for tornadoes with occasional strong cold fronts shunting the deep, rich, high-quality moisture from the Gulf of Mexico south of Tornado Alley.

  5. Ricky Sandler:

    The proposed financial terms are far too favorable to TKWY shareholders and far too unfavorable to JE shareholders. Accordingly, we intend to vote against this arrangement.

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    cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)
    • A. foumart
    • B. swathing
    • C. collation
    • D. brashness

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