Unfavorable vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?

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Unfavorable is a related term of obnoxious.

As adjectives the difference between unfavorable and obnoxious

is that unfavorable is disadvantageous, adverse, unsuitable, inconducive; serving to hinder or oppose while obnoxious is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.



Alternative forms

* unfavourable


(en adjective)
  • Disadvantageous, adverse, unsuitable, inconducive; serving to hinder or oppose.
  • * 1863 , , Excursions , ch. 6:
  • The shade of a dense pine wood, is more unfavorable to the springing up of pines of the same species than of oaks within it.
  • Not favorable, disapproving.
  • * 1860 , , The Mill on the Floss , ch. 11:
  • [Y]et the thing she most dreaded was to offend the gypsies, by betraying her extremely unfavorable opinion of them.
  • (of wind or weather) Causing obstacles or delay; not conducive to travel or work; inclement.
  • * 1855 , , Israel Potter , ch. 17:
  • The wind was right under the land, the tide unfavorable.
  • Not auspicious; ill-boding.
  • * 1903 , , The Filigree Ball , ch. 6:
  • The fact that the bride went through the ceremony without her bridal bouquet is looked upon by many as an unfavorable omen.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "unfavorable" is often applied: condition, circumstance, weather, climate, outcome, result, opinion, view, impression, effect, consequence, impact, influence, environment, balance, information, report, prognosis, rating, evaluation, review, position, factor, feature, aspect, reaction, response, attitude, season, development, treatment, ruling, case, state, experience, inference.


    * favorable



    Alternative forms

    * obnoctious (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
  • He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
  • (archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
  • * 1661 , , page 26,
  • To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.