Definition of favorable
1a : disposed to favor : partial <taking a favorable attitude toward our request>b : expressing approval : commendatory <The movie received a favorable review.>c : giving a result that is in one's favor <a favorable comparison>d : affirmative <a favorable reply>
2 : winning approval : pleasing <a favorable impression>
3a : tending to promote or facilitate : advantageous <a favorable wind>b : marked by success <a favorable demonstration of a new invention>
favorabilityplay \ˌfā-v(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌfā-vər-\ noun
favorablyplay \ˈfā-v(ə-)rə-blē, ˈfā-vər-blē\ adverb
Examples of favorable in a sentence
The new play got many favorable reviews.
He was given a favorable recommendation.
Early test results were favorable.
Origin and Etymology of favorable
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of favorable
FAVORABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of favorable for English Language Learners
: showing approval
: expressing approval : giving or providing what is desired
: giving a result that helps, benefits, or shows approval of someone
FAVORABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of favorable for Students
1 : showing approval <a favorable opinion>
2 : tending to help <favorable weather>
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