Definition of unfavourable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English unfavorable) adjective
    BrE BrE//ʌnˈfeɪvərəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈfeɪvərəbl//
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  1. 1unfavourable (for/to something) (of conditions, situations, etc.) not good and likely to cause problems or make something more difficult The conditions were unfavourable for agriculture. an unfavourable exchange rate The country’s geographical position is highly unfavourable. an unfavourable economic situation
  2. 2showing that you do not approve of or like somebody/something an unfavourable comment The documentary presents him in a very unfavourable light. an unfavourable comparison (= one that makes one thing seem much worse than another) opposite favourable