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/ʌnˈfeɪvərəbəl; -ˈfeɪvrə-/
not favourable; adverse or inauspicious
Derived Forms
unfavourableness, (US) unfavorableness, noun
unfavourably, (US) unfavorably, adverb
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  • The ice conditions were unfavourable and pack barred the way.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Others say that a mist is unfavourable only with the new moon, not with the old.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • However, his own affairs had taken an unfavourable turn, and he was more or less anxious about them.

  • It thus permits the process to go on in unfavourable conditions.

  • The environs of the town present, generally speaking, nothing but sands, unfavourable to the cultivation of corn.

  • The raids had ceased, and the wind was unfavourable to any German gas attack.

  • They make no allowance for unfavourable conditions, especially the lack of the strong moral traditions of old organised societies.

    The Group Mind William McDougall
  • The result was unfavourable, as his attack was repulsed with some loss.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • On the unfavourable contrast between mathematics and metaphysics.

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