favorableness

favorable

[fey-ver-uh-buhl, feyv-ruh-]
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

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
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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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favorable
mid-14c., from Fr. favorable, from L. favorabilis, from favor (see favor). Related: Favorably.
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