• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unfavourable (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose "unfavorable winds"
    • adj unfavourable not encouraging or approving or pleasing "unfavorable conditions","an unfavorable comparison","unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
    • adj unfavourable not favorable "made an unfavorable impression","unfavorable reviews"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unfavourable un-fā′vur-a-bl not favourable or propitious
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In literature:

The Tanjore missionaries not unfavourable to the retention of caste by their converts.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
The realities of modern warfare are, however, very unfavourable to such stimulating representations.
"John Rutherford, the White Chief" by George Lillie Craik
And now his thought advanced by rapid steps in the direction unfavourable to Rickman.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
She drew unfavourable contrasts with Oliver.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
The war was at first unfavourable to the Romans.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
Many unfavourable omens now depressed his spirit.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
The failures at Grossbeeren and Hagelberg reacted unfavourably on Davoust.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
There was no reason to suppose anything specially unfavourable to us in the local conditions.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
An unfavourable report as to the finding of gold is sent in to the board.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians" by T. Martin Wood
Appearances being thus unfavourable, I warped the ship nearer to the shore, and moored her in such a manner as to command all the N.E.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr

In news:

Cockerline took issue with my recent unfavourable comparisons of mutual funds with exchange-traded funds ETFs are still largely passive in Canada meaning they simply track or mimic an index like the S&P 500 with no buying and selling.

In science:

Note that delay is very small until load approaches this limit, even for the unfavourable case with 0% backlogged traffic.
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
Fluid particle A away from the interface is surrounded by other fluid particles, whereas the fluid particle B near the interface feels the presence of fewer fluid particles and is thus in an unfavourable state.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
For all processes, the low-glue fits, that are unfavoured at HERA, yield much better results.
Outstanding problems in the phenomenology of hard diffractive scattering
We have recently demonstrated that this technique can be successfully applied to this ”unfavourable” molecule , which has a comparatively small ratio of Stark shift to initial kinetic energy and therefore requires a large number of deceleration stages.
Cold SO_2 molecules by Stark deceleration
For the most unfavourable telescope pointing direction and for small impact parameters even 1 TeV shower images are rotated through a large angle (figure 6 (f )).
Monte Carlo Studies of Geomagnetic Field Effects on the Imaging Air Cherenkov Technique for the MAGIC Telescope Site