from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unfavorable manner; so as not to countenance or promote; in a manner to discourage.

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  • adverb In an unfavorable manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb showing disapproval; in a disparaging way


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  • She's already hurt our chances enough by comparing Obama to McCain unfavorably ( "lifetime of experience" vs "a speech").

    Clinton has double-digit lead in Puerto Rico 2008

  • [...] who now say they now view Palin unfavorably.

    CNN Poll: Favorable view of Palin dipping 2009

  • Among Republicans, 23 percent viewed Wargotz favorably and 6 percent unfavorably, meaning that 71 percent of registered voters from his party don't know enough about Wargotz to have an opinion of him.

    Wargotz has little chance against Mikulski in U.S. Senate race, Post poll finds Ben Pershing 2010

  • Even though most Chinese continue to admire American culture and to like Americans, 57 percent of Chinese in a recent Pew poll said they viewed the country "unfavorably," for three main reasons: its arrogance, unilateralism and war in Iraq.

    An Unlikely New Ally 2007

  • The 15 Democrats, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, sent the resolution to the House floor with an adverse recommendation, voting it "unfavorably" out of committee.

    Newsmax - Inside Cover 2010

  • Some of them are even top fashion models, but these too, I'm sure, would be compared "unfavorably" to Michelle Obama should they dare to stand in the same room as she.

    Ace of Spades HQ 2009

  • "unfavorably" to the sublimely beautiful Michelle Obama.

    Ace of Spades HQ 2009

  • These results can also illuminate why, in Chapter 14, we saw that some religious groups are viewed unfavorably, specifically Muslims, Buddhists, and Mormons.

    American Grace Robert D. Putnam 2010

  • Symbols of the Religious Right, such as the Moral Majority and Jerry Falwell, were viewed unfavorably by most voters.

    American Grace Robert D. Putnam 2010

  • In a survey last week by the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, 12% of political independents had a favorable view of Mr. Boehner, compared with 56% who saw him unfavorably.

    Political Perils Have a Broad Reach Jonathan Weisman 2011


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