- characterized by approval or support; positive: a favorable report.
- creating or winning favor; pleasing: to make a favorable impression.
- affording advantage, opportunity, or convenience; advantageous: a favorable position.
- (of an answer) granting what is desired.
- boding well; propitious: The signs are favorable for a new start.
Origin of favorable
Related Words for favorablesympathetic, positive, encouraging, benign, agreeable, supportive, beneficial, pleasing, useful, helpful, fair, convenient, pleasant, appropriate, suitable, affirmative, amicable, benevolent, complimentary, enthusiastic
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Contemporary Examples of favorable
Even if you look at that in the most favorable light possible, it was not accurate.Roger Goodell and the NFL’s Path to Power
December 11, 2014
(Referenda tend to be expensive, rife with misinformation, and favorable to extreme positions).Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?
November 8, 2014
Just 39 percent give Democrats a favorable rating and just 33 percent do the same for Republicans.Relax—Both Parties Are Going Extinct
November 4, 2014
If most of the McCarthy comparisons have been favorable, all of them have been facile.Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons
October 21, 2014
In October 2001, an ABC poll found that 47 percent of Americans had a favorable view of Islam.13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever
September 11, 2014
Historical Examples of favorable
He left the office, not a little elated at his favorable reception.Brave and Bold
My mind was made up to "take to the woods" on the first favorable opportunity.Biography of a Slave
Forthwith, Burke set out to make the most of this favorable opportunity.Within the Law
Heyward was not slow to confirm an opinion that was so favorable to his own pretensions.
At this favorable moment the counterfeit conjurers disappeared.
mid-14c., from Old French favorable "well-disposed, favorable, partial," from Latin favorabilis "favored, in favor," from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favorably.