Definitions for favorableˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fa•vor•a•bleˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-(adj.)

  1. characterized by approval or support; positive:

    a favorable report.

  2. creating or winning favor; pleasing:

    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.

Origin of favorable:

1300–50; ME < AF, MF < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. favorable, favourable(adj)

    encouraging or approving or pleasing

    "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"

  2. favorable, favourable(adj)

    (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate

    "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"

  3. golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous(adj)

    presaging or likely to bring good luck

    "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"

  4. friendly, favorable, well-disposed(adj)

    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

    "a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"

  5. favorable, favourable(adj)

    occurring at a convenient or suitable time

    "an opportune time to receive guests"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. favorable(adjective)ˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-

    ≠ unfavorable

    a favorable opinion/response/reply

  2. favorableˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-

    good or helpful for a particular situation

    favorable conditions for the launch of the space shuttle; Voters view her more favorably than before.


  1. favorable(Adjective)

    pleasing, encouraging or approving

    The candidate wearing the business suite made a favorable impression.

  2. favorable(Adjective)

    useful or helpful

    We made quick progress, due to favorable winds.

  3. favorable(Adjective)

    convenient or at a suitable time; opportune

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

  4. favorable(Adjective)

    auspicious or lucky

    She says that she was born under a favorable star.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Favorable(noun)

    full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly

  2. Favorable(noun)

    conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient

  3. Favorable(noun)

    beautiful; well-favored

Translations for favorable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


showing approval

Was her reaction favourable or unfavourable?

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