Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of unfavored.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ favoured

Examples

  • Beneath the headlines was the story of a boy born in a desperately unfavoured district of Nottingham, whose mother died when he was three, who spent his own childhood helping to bring up his three younger siblings, who never learnt to read or write properly, and whose father was jailed three years ago for selling heroin and crack.

    The lost boys rescued from wilderness years | Richard Williams

  • A voter should be able to use his SINGLE vote to vote either FOR or AGAINST his favoured or unfavoured candidate.

    Vote Against.

  • Mr. Dennel was a man as unfavoured by nature as he was uncultivated by art.

    Camilla

  • Pic: Facsimile of first edition of The Origin, held open by one of the unfavoured races in the struggle for life, the ammonite Dactyloceras sp.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • My understanding is that ‘more slack’ meant that you would be much quicker to ban unfavoured posters, not that you would hold them to a different and impossible standard of debate.

    Duke Rape Case Round-Up

  • Thanks to the ‘dash for gas’ the former is running out and the latter is currently uneconomic to mine and politically unfavoured.

    Stern Review « Climate Audit

  • Others, on the contrary, are disposed to form unfavourable opinions of her mind, and disposition, if it be but to excuse themselves for their instinctive dislike of one so unfavoured by nature; and visa versa with her whose angel form conceals a vicious heart, or sheds a false, deceitful charm over defects and foibles that would not be tolerated in another.

    Agnes Grey

  • These individuals succesfully integrate in society, not by all means in unfavoured positions (on the contrary, as we will see later).

    The Brain, A Decoded Enigma

  • If he would risk his fortune on the spinning of a coin, being aware of the prevalence of his good-luck, archæology will tell him that the best luck will change; or if, when in sore straits, he asks whether ever a man was so unlucky, archæology will answer him that many millions of men have been more unfavoured than he.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Miscellaneous Chapters on Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology

  • He is a suitor -- an unfavoured suitor -- for the hand of Yvonne, that seemingly still hopes.

    The Suitors of Yvonne: being a portion of the memoirs of the Sieur Gaston de Luynes

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