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Definition 1: (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unfavorable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unfavorable winds

Synonyms for unfavorable in the sense of this definition

(unfavorable is similar to ...) in an opposing direction

"adverse currents" "a contrary wind"

(means also ...) not propitious

Definition 2: not encouraging or approving or pleasing - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unfavorable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unfavorable conditions
  • an unfavorable comparison
  • unfavorable comments
  • unfavorable impression

Synonyms for unfavorable in the sense of this definition

(unfavorable is similar to ...) expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective

(unfavorable is similar to ...) contrary to your interests or welfare

"adverse circumstances" "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

(unfavorable is similar to ...) expressing or manifesting disapproval

(unfavorable is similar to ...) containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

"discriminatory attitudes and practices" "invidious comparisons"

(means also ...) expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

(means also ...) marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws

"a critical attitude"

(means also ...) tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage

(means also ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

(means also ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

Definition 3: involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unfavorable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a disadvantageous outcome
  • a well-known study from the 1970's showed that gender stereotyping placed women in a disadvantageous position
  • made an unfavorable impression

Synonyms for unfavorable in the sense of this definition

(unfavorable is similar to ...) involving disadvantage or harm

"minus (or negative) factors"

(means also ...) not suitable or advisable

"an inexpedient tactic"

(means also ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

(means also ...) not opportune

"arrived at a most inopportune hour" "an inopportune visit"

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