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favorable

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adjective fa·vor·able \ˈfā-v(ə-)rə-bəl, ˈfā-vər-bəl\

Simple Definition of favorable

  • : showing approval

  • : expressing approval : giving or providing what is desired

  • : giving a result that helps, benefits, or shows approval of someone

Full Definition of favorable

  1. 1 a :  disposed to favor :  partial b :  expressing approval :  commendatory c :  giving a result that is in one's favor <a favorable comparison> d :  affirmative <a favorable reply>

  2. 2 :  winning approval :  pleasing <a favorable impression>

  3. 3 a :  tending to promote or facilitate :  advantageous <a favorable wind> b :  marked by success

fa·vor·abil·i·ty play \ˌfā-v(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌfā-vər-\ noun
fa·vor·able·ness noun
fa·vor·ably play \ˌfā-v(ə-)rə-blē, ˌfā-vər-blē\ adverb

Examples of favorable

  1. The new play got many favorable reviews.

  2. He was given a favorable recommendation.

  3. Early test results were favorable.



14th Century

First Known Use of favorable

14th century

Synonym Discussion of favorable

favorable, auspicious, propitious mean pointing toward a happy outcome. favorable implies that the persons involved are approving or helpful or that the circumstances are advantageous <favorable weather conditions>. auspicious applies to something taken as a sign or omen promising success before or at the start of an event <an auspicious beginning>. propitious may also apply to beginnings but often implies a continuing favorable condition <a propitious time for starting a business>.


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