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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Example sentences
The advancement in civil rights is treated less favorably than in previous
  editions.
Longer-term, if the two parties become more centrist, then the market is likely
  to respond favorably.
There's no such thing as favorably funding science that supports versus science
  that contradicts.
They compete favorably with anything big pharma is able to produce or will
  produce.
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