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British Dictionary definitions for unfavourable

unfavourable

US unfavorable

adjective
  1. not favourable; adverse or inauspicious
Derived Formsunfavourableness or US unfavorableness, noununfavourably or US unfavorably, adverb
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  • So I did not know what was said about me, either favourable or unfavourable.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

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

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

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

  • I am truly sorry, Sir, your impressions of this place should be so unfavourable.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • The unfavourable circumstance for us was that the captain had gone ashore.

    Romance

    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer