[fey-ver-uh-buh l, feyv-ruh-] /ˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-/

characterized by approval or support; positive:
a favorable report.
creating or winning ; 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.

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


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