favorable, favourable


favorable, favourable

adj. favorable, favourable for, to


Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • favourable — Favorable Fa vor*a*ble (f[=a] v[ e]r*[.a]*b l), a. [Written also {favourable}.] [F. favorable, L. favorabilis favored, popular, pleasing, fr. favor. See {Favor}, n.] 1. Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Favorable — Fa vor*a*ble (f[=a] v[ e]r*[.a]*b l), a. [Written also {favourable}.] [F. favorable, L. favorabilis favored, popular, pleasing, fr. favor. See {Favor}, n.] 1. Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favourable — British English spelling of FAVORABLE (Cf. favorable); for spelling, see OR (Cf. or). Related: Favourably …   Etymology dictionary

  • favourable — (US favorable) ► ADJECTIVE 1) expressing approval or consent. 2) to the advantage of someone or something. 3) suggesting a good outcome. DERIVATIVES favourably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • favorable — adjective 1. encouraging or approving or pleasing (Freq. 4) a favorable reply he received a favorable rating listened with a favorable ear made a favorable impression • Syn: ↑favourable • …   Useful english dictionary

  • favourable — fa|vour|a|ble BrE favorable AmE [ˈfeıvərəbəl] adj 1.) a favourable report, opinion, or reaction shows that you think that someone or something is good or that you agree with them ▪ favourable film reviews ▪ The response has been overwhelmingly… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • favourable — (BrE) (AmE favorable) adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ consider sth …   Collocations dictionary

  • favourable — [[t]fe͟ɪvərəb(ə)l[/t]] (in AM, use favorable) 1) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n, v link ADJ to n If your opinion or your reaction is favourable to something, you agree with it and approve of it. His recently completed chapel for Fitzwilliam is attracting… …   English dictionary

  • favourable — BrE, favorable AmE adjective 1 a favourable report, comment, or reaction shows that you think that someone or something is good or that you agree with them: The film received favourable reviews. | Her ideas met with a favourable response. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • favourable — adj. (US favorable) 1 a well disposed; propitious. b commendatory, approving. 2 giving consent (a favourable answer). 3 promising, auspicious, satisfactory (a favourable aspect). 4 (often foll. by to) helpful, suitable. Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary


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