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unfavourable +‎ -ly

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unfavourably (comparative more unfavourably, superlative most unfavourably)

  1. (British spelling) In an unfavourable manner.
    • 1962 June, Rupert Shervington, “The planning and execution of the Kent coast electrification”, in Modern Railways, page 390:
      Neither the Type 2 nor the Type 3 locomotives have so far reached a satisfactory standard of performance. [...] The number of miles per failure is still too low and therefore compares unfavourably with steam engine performance.

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