Favorable meaning

fāvər-ə-bəl, fāvrə-

Favorable winds.

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A favorable impression.

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Advantageous.
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Pleasing or desirable.

A favorable impression.

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The definition of favorable is positive, advantageous or approving.

When a movie gets two thumbs up, this is an example of a favorable review.

When you ask a question and the answer seems like it will be yes, this is an example of a time when you can expect a favorable response.

When you negotiate a divorce settlement and you get more than you really should have, this is an example of a favorable outcome.

When your doctor says it is very likely you will make a full recovery, this is an example of a favorable prognosis.

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Granting what has been desired or requested.

A favorable reply.

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Listened with a favorable ear.

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Approving or commending.
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The candidate wearing the business suite made a favorable impression.

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We made quick progress, due to favorable winds.

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The rain stopped at a favourable time for our tennis match.

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She says that she was born under a favorable star.

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A favorable diagnosis.

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A favorable report.

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Origin of favorable

  • From Old French favorable, from Latin favorabilis

    From Wiktionary