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Definition of the adjective unfavorable

What does unfavorable mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. not encouraging or approving or pleasing
  2. (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
  3. involving or creating circumstances detrimental to success or effectiveness

Alternative definition of the adjective unfavorable


  1. Disadvantageous, adverse, unsuitable, inconducive; serving to hinder or oppose.
  2. [context: of a belief, state of mind, etc] Not favorable, disapproving.
  3. [context: of wind or weather] Causing obstacles or delay; not conducive to travel or work; inclement.
  4. Not auspicious; ill-boding.


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Phrases with Unfavorable

  1. unfavorable judgment
  2. unfavorable position

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Google previewAn International Dictionary of Accounting and Taxation (2004)

Twelve Thousand Plus Entries on Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia by Guy Wanjialin

undistributable reserve unfavorable standard cost variance undistributable reserve = capital reserve. undistributed capital gain capital gain of a regulated investment company that has not been distributed and is proportionately includable in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Management Theory (2013)

by Eric H. Kessler

If Ben is used to being criticized sarcastically some of the time, then ridicule from Alice might seem unfavorable only to somewhat of a degree. The Wouldbased contrast between feeling good and not feeling good, however, is by itself ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice (2014)

by Sherwood Thompson

The first approach has descriptions that are related to bigotry, favorable or unfavorable race prejudice, stereotypes, personal dislikes, and biases. This approach describes categories that fall into individual attitudes and the actions of individual ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2003)

by Michael Lewis-Beck, Alan E Bryman, Tim Futing Liao

consists of a series of statements that are either favorable or unfavorable about the attitude object. Respondents are given multiple response choices ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Recommendations for investment project assessment Efficiency Indicators Favorable Unfavorable Investment project accepted. The investment project may be accepted, but we advise the use 3. The same set of indicators as the ones used for ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

So, if the quantity of exchange demanded on any particular country is greater than that offered, the rate of exchange, in respect to that particular country, is unfavorable, and rises. This has most generally been the case in the U. States, ...

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Unfavorable Meaning

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I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question. (Victoria Woodhull)
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Scrabble value of U1N1F4A1V4O1R1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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