• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unfavorable (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose "unfavorable winds"
    • adj unfavorable not encouraging or approving or pleasing "unfavorable conditions","an unfavorable comparison","unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
    • adj unfavorable not favorable "made an unfavorable impression","unfavorable reviews"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unfavorable Not favorable; not propitious; adverse; contrary; discouraging.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unfavorable Not favorable; not propitious; discouraging; adverse. Not adapted to promote some specified object; somewhat prejudicial: as, weather unfavorable for harvest; unfavorable conditions.
    • unfavorable Ill-favored; ugly; unattractive; repulsive.
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  • Sigmund Freud
    “We must reckon with the possibility that something in the nature of the sexual instinct itself is unfavorable to the realization of complete satisfaction.”


In literature:

I am sure I shall not be able to bear it if your answer is unfavorable.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Here concludes the general discussion of the principal elements which affect, favorably or unfavorably, the growth of sea power in nations.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
The position of the North Sea was also unfavorable for the latter plan.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
This, too, was in a time of distress the conditions were unfavorable, the opposition was very strong.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
Tarnowsky said it is good in early manhood, but likely to be unfavorable after twenty-five.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It is one of the unfavorable incidents of agriculture that the farmer can not produce upon orders.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
The condition of the slave is in nothing more deplorable, than in its being so unfavorable to the practice of every virtue.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
I would not, for the world, do anything that would unfavorably affect your daughter.
"Story of Chester Lawrence" by Nephi Anderson
There is very little agriculture in the vicinity, the soil and climate being unfavorable.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Were there unfavorable tidings from Bazaine?
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola

In poetry:

Again, take her whose virginhood bloomed on the Sunny Side,
Who had no whim unfavored and no wish not satisfied;
But loved while young, and loving, took the first mad leap and lost.
And see what door will open, and what lord will be her host.
"The Shady Side" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

A new survey finds 62 percent of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of the federal government, while 33 percent have a favorable view.
Among most unfavorable states in nation, poll shows.
Return of unfavorable traits helps end Vanderbilt's win streak.
Eat the stomach medicine is unfavorable to drink more water.
Kaiser poll: 51% of adults have unfavorable view of reform law.
Tea party unfavorable , cutting the debt, GOP 2012 and the Royal Wedding.
Unfavorable comparison for Bradford.
Republicans' Mike Duncan highlights polls unfavorable to Clinton.
Janitors describe unfavorable work conditions.
Obama's New ' Unfavorable Media Czar.
Ryan praises Bill Clinton, compares Obama unfavorably to the former Democratic president.
Paterson inches up again, Gillibrand viewed unfavorably .
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Paul Ryan, the Republican candidate for vice president.
67% of voters nationally now view Rick Perry unfavorably- pretty amazing figure.

In science:

Consider then the starting point at x = N − k (0 < k ≤ N ) and let gE , with E some subset of the last k steps of the walk (0 < |E | ≤ k with |E | the number of elements in E ), be the number of walks having the steps belonging to E in the unfavorable side.
Heteropolymers in a Solvent at an Interface
However the large density of gamma rays released in the early Universe impacts on the 4He production and on the uniformity of the CMB making this kind of models currently unfavored in the context of EHECR.
Physics of Extremely High Energy Cosmic Rays
For how uncertain all this might be considered, there is a great deal of knowledge that can be gathered even under these unfavorable conditions, as witnessed by the impressive momentum gained by the field in the very recent years.
Physical Processes at Cosmic Dawn
They will dissociate even if their initial orientation is unfavorable (e.g., perpendicular to the surface) because they are steered toward a more favorable transition state geometry.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
He demonstrated that recombination makes the fixation of favorable mutants more likely, and retards random fixation of unfavorable mutants.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics