unfavorable

[ uhn-fey-ver-uh-buh l ]
/ ʌnˈfeɪ vər ə bəl /

adjective

not favorable; contrary; adverse: an unfavorable wind.
not propitious: an unfavorable omen.
unfortunate; undesirable; disadvantageous: an unfavorable development.

Origin of unfavorable

Middle English word dating back to 1540–50; see origin at un-1, favorable

Related forms

un·fa·vor·a·ble·ness, nounun·fa·vor·a·bly, adverb
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