Synonyms of unfavourable
unfavourable or (US) unfavorable
1 adverseDictionary • Unfavourable economic conditions were blocking a recovery.
adverse • Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.
bad • The closure of the project is bad news for her staff.
unfortunate • Through some unfortunate accident, the information reached me a day late.
disadvantageous • This policy has proved extremely disadvantageous for us.
threatening • a threatening atmosphere of rising tension and stress
contrary • His sister was of the contrary opinion to his.
unlucky • 13 was to prove an unlucky number.
ominous • There was an ominous silence at the other end of the phone.
untimely • Your readers would have seen the article as at best untimely.
untoward • The surveyor's report didn't highlight anything untoward.
unpromising • His business career had distinctly unpromising beginnings.
inauspicious • The meeting got off to an inauspicious start.
inopportune • The dismissals came at an inopportune time.
2 hostileDictionary • First reactions have been distinctly unfavourable.
hostile • The Governor faced hostile crowds when he visited the town.
negative • Dr. Velayati gave a vague but negative response.
unfriendly • We got an unfriendly reception from the hotel-owner.
inimical • a false morality that is inimical to human happiness
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adverseAdverse decisions, conditions, or effects are unfavourable to you.
• Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.
badIf you describe a piece of news, an action, or a sign as bad, you mean that it is unlikely to result in benefit or success.
• The closure of the project is bad news for her staff.
• His sister was of the contrary opinion to his.
Thesaurus for unfavourable from the Collins English Thesaurus
not favourable; adverse or inauspicious