What does the word unfavorable mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Unfavorably.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not favorable. ( 1) Unpropitious; adverse. ( 2) Showing no favor.

Usage examples for unfavorable

  1. In October, 1838, that is, fifteen months after I had begun my systematic inquiry, I happened to read for amusement Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population, and being well prepared to appreciate the struggle for existence which everywhere goes on, from long- continued observation of the habits of animals and plants, it at once struck me that under these circumstances favorable variations would tend to be preserved, and unfavorable ones to be destroyed. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  2. I remarked the other day, that this policy did not begin with us in New England; and yet, Sir, New England is charged with vehemence as being favorable, or charged with equal vehemence as being unfavorable, to the tariff policy, just as best suits the time, place, and occasion for making some charge against her. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  3. The Direct primary bill was held up in the Senate Committee on Election Laws from January 8 until February 16, and at that late day came out of the committee with practically unfavorable recommendation. – Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Franklin Hichborn