- 1unfavorable (for/to something) (of conditions, situations, etc.) not good and likely to cause problems or make something more difficult The conditions were unfavorable for agriculture. an unfavorable exchange rate
- 2showing that you do not approve of or like someone or something an unfavorable comment The documentary presents him in a very unfavorable light. an unfavorable comparison (= one that makes one thing seem much worse than another) opposite favorable
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NAmE//ʌnˈfeɪvərəbli//, NAmE//ʌnˈfeɪvrəbli//adverb In this respect, Germany compares unfavorably with other European countries.