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UNFAVORABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unfavorable mean? 

UNFAVORABLE (adjective)
  The adjective UNFAVORABLE has 3 senses:

1. not encouraging or approving or pleasing
2. (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
3. not favorable

  Familiarity information: UNFAVORABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNFAVORABLE (adjective)


Sense 1unfavorable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not encouraging or approving or pleasing

Synonyms:

unfavorable; unfavourable

Context examples:

unfavorable conditions / an unfavorable comparison / unfavorable comments / unfavorable impression

Similar:

discriminatory; invidious (containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice)

disapproving (expressing or manifesting disapproval)

hostile (marked by features that oppose constructive treatment or development)

adverse; harmful; inauspicious; untoward (contrary to your interests or welfare)

admonishing; admonitory; reproachful; reproving (expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective)

Also:

uncomplimentary (tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage)

critical (marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws)

negative (expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial)

bad (having undesirable or negative qualities)

Antonym:

favorable (encouraging or approving or pleasing)


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Meaning:

(of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose

Synonyms:

unfavorable; unfavourable

Context example:

unfavorable winds

Similar:

adverse; contrary (in an opposing direction)

Also:

unpropitious (not propitious)

Antonym:

favorable ((of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate)


Sense 3unfavorable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not favorable

Synonyms:

unfavorable; unfavourable

Context examples:

made an unfavorable impression / unfavorable reviews

Similar:

bad (having undesirable or negative qualities)


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