unfavourable

unfavourable
UK [ʌnˈfeɪv(ə)rəb(ə)l] / US adjective
1) not positive, or not showing approval

The report makes unfavourable comparisons with the system used in France.

His business methods have attracted plenty of unfavourable comments.

2) an unfavourable situation or set of conditions is one that involves difficult problems and makes success harder to achieve

They had finally gained independence, but on very unfavourable terms.


Derived word:
unfavourably
adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

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