What does unfavourable mean?

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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. unfavourableadjective

    not approved of

  2. unfavourableadjective

    opposing or hindering

  3. Etymology: un- + favourable


  1. unfavourable

    Unfavourable is an adjective that refers to something not beneficial, disadvantageous, or adverse. It describes a circumstance, condition, or outcome that is not conducive to success or positive results, causing difficulties or hindering progress. It can also denote expressing or showing a lack of support or approval.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unfavourable

    un-fā′vur-a-bl, adj. not favourable or propitious.—n. Unfā′vourableness.—adv. Unfā′vourably.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfavourable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfavourable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unfavourable in a Sentence

  1. Jiang Feitao:

    The details are in line with the government's overall guidelines, china's measures to boost the economy will definitely lift demand and this will be unfavourable for the overcapacity cut.

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