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unfavorable

[uhn-fey-ver-uh-buh l] /ʌnˈfeɪ vər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not favorable; contrary; adverse:
an unfavorable wind.
2.
not propitious:
an unfavorable omen.
3.
unfortunate; undesirable; disadvantageous:
an unfavorable development.
Origin of unfavorable
1540-1550
1540-50; Middle English; see un-1, favorable
Related forms
unfavorableness, noun
unfavorably, adverb
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adj.

mid-15c. (implied in unfavorably), from un- (1) "not" + favorable. Related: Unfavorably.

"We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe that they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain." [Walter Savage Landor, "Imaginary Conversations"]

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