unfavorable (adj.) mid-15c. (implied in unfavorably), from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) "not" + FAVORABLE (Cf. favorable). Related: Unfavorably.
"We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe that they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain." [Walter Savage Landor, "Imaginary Conversations"]

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Unfavorable — Un*fa vor*a*ble, a. Not favorable; not propitious; adverse; contrary; discouraging. {Un*fa vor*a*ble*ness}, n. {Un*fa vor*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unfavorable — I adjective adverse, adversus, antagonistic, bad, calamitous, contrary, damaging, derogatory, deterrent, disadvantageous, disapprobatory, discouraging, disparaging, foul, hopeless, hostile, ill boding, ill disposed, ill omened, impedimental,… …   Law dictionary

  • unfavorable — [adj] very bad adverse, antagonistic, calamitous, contrary, damaging, destructive, disadvantageous, discommodious, hostile, ill, ill advised, improper, inadvisable, inauspicious, inconvenient, inexpedient, infelicitous, inimical, inopportune,… …   New thesaurus

  • unfavorable — [unfā′vər ə bəl] adj. not favorable; specif., a) not propitious b) adverse, contrary, or disadvantageous unfavorably adv …   English World dictionary

  • unfavorable — adjective 1. not encouraging or approving or pleasing (Freq. 2) unfavorable conditions an unfavorable comparison unfavorable comments , unfavorable impression • Syn: ↑unfavourable • Ant: ↑favorable …   Useful english dictionary

  • unfavorable — un|fa|vor|a|ble [ ʌn feıv(ə)rəbl ] adjective 1. ) not positive or not showing approval: CRITICAL: The report makes unfavorable comparisons with the system used in France. His business methods have attracted plenty of unfavorable comment. 2. ) an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unfavorable — adjective Date: 1548 1. a. opposed, contrary b. expressing disapproval ; negative < unfavorable reviews > 2. not propitious ; disadvantageous < an unfavorable business climate > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unfavorable — unfavorableness, n. unfavorably, adv. /un fay veuhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not favorable; contrary; adverse: an unfavorable wind. 2. not propitious: an unfavorable omen. 3. unfortunate; undesirable; disadvantageous: an unfavorable development. [1540 …   Universalium

  • unfavorable — adjective a) Disadvantageous, adverse, unsuitable, inconducive; serving to hinder or oppose. The shade of a dense pine wood, is more unfavorable to the springing up of pines of the same species than of oaks within it. b) Not favorable,… …   Wiktionary

  • unfavorable — adjective 1) unfavorable comments Syn: adverse, critical, hostile, inimical, unfriendly, unsympathetic, negative, scathing; discouraging, disapproving, uncomplimentary, unflattering Ant: positive 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”