Meaning of “unfavourable” in the English Dictionary

"unfavourable" in English

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UK US unfavorable uk /ʌnˈfeɪ.vər.ə.bəl/ us /ʌnˈfeɪ.vɚ.ə.bəl/

C2 not giving you an advantage or a good chance of success:

Current conditions are very unfavourable for new businesses.
We have to be prepared for an unfavourable outcome.

C2 negative and showing that you do not like something:

He always talks about her in an unfavourable way.
Of those surveyed, 62 percent said they had an unfavourable opinion of the president.
The film has had unfavourable reviews.
adverb uk /ʌnˈfeɪ.vər.ə.bli/ us /ʌnˈfeɪ.vɚ.ə.bli/

(Definition of “unfavourable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unfavourable" in Business English

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UK US unfavorable uk /ʌnˈfeɪvərəbl/ us

not good, and likely to cause problems or prevent success:

Other countries may lure private equity executives offshore if the tax regime in Britain became unfavourable.
unfavourable conditions/terms
unfavourable prices/exchange rates
unfavourable to sb/sth Market conditions have been unfavorable to fund managers in recent times.

showing that someone does not like something or disapproves of it:

The company has attracted unfavourable comparisons with its rivals.
Organic food retailers are benefiting from an increase in the amount of unfavourable publicity surrounding fast food.
an unfavourable report/review
adverb UK US unfavorably

Customer satisfaction with their products compared unfavourably with that achieved by their competitors.

(Definition of “unfavourable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)