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Definition of unfavorable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (unfavourable) adjective
    , NAmE//ʌnˈfeɪvrəbl//
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  1. 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
  2. 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
unfavorably (unfavourably)
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, NAmE//ʌnˈfeɪvrəbli//
adverb In this respect, Germany compares unfavorably with other European countries.