favorable

[fey-ver-uh-buh l, feyv-ruh-] /ˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-/
adjective
1.
characterized by approval or support; positive:
"a favorable report."
2.
creating or winning favor; pleasing:
"to make a favorable impression."
3.
affording advantage, opportunity, or convenience; advantageous:
"a favorable position."
4.
(of an answer) granting what is desired.
5.
boding well; propitious:
"The signs are favorable for a new start."
Origin
1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin favōrābilis. See favor, -able
Related forms
favorableness, noun
favorably, adverb
nonfavorable, adjective
nonfavorableness, noun
nonfavorably, adverb
overfavorable, adjective
overfavorableness, noun
overfavorably, adverb
prefavorable, adjective
prefavorably, adverb
quasi-favorable, adjective
quasi-favorably, adverb
Example Sentences for favorable
It's sad to see such an obsolete and downright dangerous theory get this favorable write-up.
As the climate shifts, many species will migrate to more favorable destinations, altering their natural range.
And menu prices shredded by the favorable exchange rate.
If you made a favorable impression on the committee, you won't have to remind them who you are by sending a follow-up letter.
As always, a few words in the local language usually result in more favorable treatment.
The high humidity would generally make regional conditions favorable for fungi development.
If you give them the opportunity to speak and let them know you are listening you'll make a favorable impression.
The favorable business climate has particularly spurred growth in banking and financial services.
Long term relationships can grow only if the first and few subsequent meetings are favorable.
The website only strains the eyes and the tendons of the hand, which is apparently a more favorable outcome.
British Dictionary definitions for favorable
favourable or favorable (ˈfeɪvərəbəl, ˈfeɪvrə-, ˈfeɪvərəbəl, ˈfeɪvrə-)
 
adj
1.  advantageous, encouraging, or promising
2.  giving consent
 
favorable or favorable
 
adj
 
'favourableness or favorable
 
n
 
'favorableness or favorable
 
n
 
'favourably or favorable
 
adv
 
favorably or favorable
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for favorable
favorable
mid-14c., from Fr. favorable, from L. favorabilis, from favor (see favor). Related: Favorably.
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