- 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
Examples from the Web for favorably
Condon can take some encouragement that the Times favorably reviewed an earlier Washington production of Side Show.Can Condon's Freak Show Win Broadway?
November 18, 2014
The NBC/Journal survey found that among “animated partisans,” 58 percent liked Paul and only 44 percent viewed Bush favorably.The Numbers Don’t Lie: Jeb Bush Can’t Beat Hillary Clinton
May 5, 2014
In-state Republicans love him, independents like him a lot, and even Democrats are favorably disposed.Nevada Guv Faces Fans and Foes in Reelection
March 18, 2014
In the event that Pistorius is convicted, this distinction could serve him favorably.4 Reasons Oscar Pistorius Might Be Found Not Guilty
Eboni K. Williams
March 6, 2014
Not so, Sides and Vavreck conclude: “Had [Romney] been perceived as favorably as Obama, he likely would have lost anyway.”The Anti-‘Game Change’: ‘The Gamble’ Shows How Obama Really Won
November 8, 2013
But to his surprise he found that Mrs. Rushton was inclined to regard it favorably.
"That's right, to own up," said Robert, favorably impressed with his frank confession.
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
mid-14c., from Old French favorable "well-disposed, favorable, partial," from Latin favorabilis "favored, in favor," from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favorably.