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  • adverb In an unfavourable manner.

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  • adverb showing disapproval; in a disparaging way


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  • He would not have to look back and compare his last term unfavourably with the glories of yester year.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh 1939

  • As a result, it is quite possible to interpret homeopathic data selectively and unfavourably, which is what appears to have been done in the Lancet paper.

    Health News from Medical News Today 2008

  • There are a limited number of homeopathic studies so it is quite possible to interpret these data selectively and unfavourably, which is what appears to have been done in

    Medlogs - Recent stories 2008

  • Ms Munene had spoken "unfavourably" of Mr Njuguna, she said.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories 2009

  • As Bermudians continue to react - unfavourably for the most part - to their government's acceptance of former Guantanamo Bay detainees as full citizens of the tiny island, bloggers comment on yesterday's protest and what the public outcry could mean for the nation's Premier.

    Global Voices in English » Bermuda: Guantanamo Protest 2009

  • A 9th grade student when compared unfavourably to his sibling said to his father defiantly, "You are a VP in an IT company, you haven't accomplished much, just look at Bill Gates".

    Six Lessons For Parents Subroto Bagchi 2011

  • Ascot 5.00 Kept back for this race since comfortably winning at Newbury on his reappearance from an unfavourably wide draw, Modun has gone up plenty in the weights but will still take some beating.

    Talking Horses | Will Hayler at Ascot 2011

  • Tonight at dinner he loudly and unfavourably compared Charles to his cousin Louis.

    Exit the Actress Priya Parmar 2011

  • But the ticket prices compare unfavourably with the cheapest tickets for last year's World Cup final in South Africa which cost £106 and next year's Olympics where seats are available for the 100m final night at £100.

    Fans furious at ticket prices for Champions League final at Wembley 2011

  • That compares unfavourably, he said, with fields of technology such as the development of mobile phone apps and the emerging scientific sub-field of synthetic biology, which are much easier, and so cheaper, for people to explore.

    A closer look at extending life 2012


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