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/ʌnˈfeɪvərəbəl; -ˈfeɪvrə-/
not favourable; adverse or inauspicious
Derived Forms
unfavourableness, (US) unfavorableness, noun
unfavourably, (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
  • Mr. Stokes took him aside and told him that he would find the will to be unfavourable.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • The others make an unfavourable impression because they are so laxly executed.

    The Clyde Mystery Andrew Lang
  • He is supposed not to have been, in secret, unfavourable to the undertaking.

  • That account is drawn up in a manner most unfavourable to Henry IV.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 J. Endell Tyler

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