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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. favorable, favourable(adj)

    occurring at a convenient or suitable time

    "an opportune time to receive guests"

  4. 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"


  1. favourable(Adjective)

    pleasing, encouraging or approving

    The candidate wearing the business suit made a favourable impression.

  2. favourable(Adjective)

    useful or helpful

    We made quick progress, due to favourable winds.

  3. favourable(Adjective)

    convenient or at a suitable time; opportune

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

  4. favourable(Adjective)

    auspicious or lucky

    She says that she was born under a favourable star.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'favourable' in Adjectives Frequency: #770

How to pronounce favourable ?

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How to say favourable in sign language?

  1. favourable


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of favourable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of favourable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of favourable in a Sentence

  1. Prabhat Singh:

    We are hopeful of a favourable response from them.

  2. Christopher Delbrueck:

    There are options but they must be assured of favourable taxation models.

  3. Seneca:

    If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to him.

  4. Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis:

    These (privatisations) will continue, but we need to find the most favourable terms for the society.

  5. Shahriar Kabir:

    After filing the case, we realised that the bench would not be favourable for us, so we did not move further.

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