favorable

[fey-ver-uh-buh l, feyv-ruh-]
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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 of favorable

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin favōrābilis. See favor, -able
Related formsfa·vor·a·ble·ness, nounfa·vor·a·bly, adverbnon·fa·vor·a·ble, adjectivenon·fa·vor·a·ble·ness, nounnon·fa·vor·a·bly, adverbo·ver·fa·vor·a·ble, adjectiveo·ver·fa·vor·a·ble·ness, nouno·ver·fa·vor·a·bly, adverbpre·fa·vor·a·ble, adjectivepre·fa·vor·a·bly, adverbqua·si-fa·vor·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-fa·vor·a·bly, adverb
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Historical Examples of favorably

  • But to his surprise he found that Mrs. Rushton was inclined to regard it favorably.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • "That's right, to own up," said Robert, favorably impressed with his frank confession.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • From the first he appears to have favorably impressed the members of the House.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Another person who refused to accept Phillips favorably was Phineas Babbitt.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • It was evident that the housekeeper's manner had not impressed him favorably.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln


Word Origin and History for favorably

favorable

adj.

mid-14c., from Old French favorable "well-disposed, favorable, partial," from Latin favorabilis "favored, in favor," from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favorably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper