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/ʌnˈfeɪvərəbəl; -ˈfeɪvrə-/
not favourable; adverse or inauspicious
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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
  • So I did not know what was said about me, either favourable or unfavourable.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • However, his own affairs had taken an unfavourable turn, and he was more or less anxious about them.

  • She was disturbed, however, by an unfavourable hint in the speaker's tone.

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

  • There is but little wind, and what there is comes from an unfavourable quarter.

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

    The Group Mind William McDougall
  • I am truly sorry, Sir, your impressions of this place should be so unfavourable.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • On the unfavourable contrast between mathematics and metaphysics.

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