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favourable

(ˈfeɪvərəbəl; ˈfeɪvrə-) or

favorable

adj
1. advantageous, encouraging, or promising
2. giving consent
ˈfavourableness, ˈfavorableness n
ˈfavourably, favorably adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.favourable - encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"
affirmative, affirmatory - affirming or giving assent; "an affirmative decision"; "affirmative votes"
complimentary - conveying or resembling a compliment; "a complimentary remark"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
2.favourable - (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate; "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
propitious - presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success; "propitious omens"; "propitious gales speeded us along"; "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration"
3.favourable - occurring at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune time to receive guests"
convenient - suited to your comfort or purpose or needs; "a convenient excuse for not going"
4.favourable - presaging or likely to bring good luck; "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
propitious - presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success; "propitious omens"; "propitious gales speeded us along"; "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration"

favourable

Translations
مُشَجِّع، مُؤَيِّدمُلائِم، مُناسِب، مُريح
příznivývýhodný
gunstighjælpsomimødekommendepositiv
hagstæîurjákvæîur
priaznivý

favourable

favorable (US) [ˈfeɪvərəbl] ADJ [report] → favorable (to para) [conditions, weather] → propicio, favorable
to show sb in a favourable lightdar una buena imagen de algn

favourable

[ˈfeɪvərəbəl] (British) favorable (US) adj
(indicating agreement, approval) [reaction, response, comment, review] → favorable
to be favourable to sth (= in agreement with) → être favorable à qch
(= advantageous) [terms, conditions] → avantageux/euse; [treatment] → bon(ne); [price] → avantageux/euse
to make a favourable impression on sb → faire bonne impression sur qn
to be favourable to sth (= advantageous for) → être favorable à qch
to be favourable to sb (= advantageous for) → être favorable à qn

favourable

, (US) favorable
adj
(= positive) response, reactionpositiv; opinion, review, impressionpositiv, günstig; I haven’t heard one favourable opinion on itich habe noch keine einzige positive Meinung dazu gehört; her request met with a favourable responseihre Bitte stieß auf Zustimmung; most people were favourable to the ideadie meisten Leute standen der Idee positiv gegenüber; she got a favourable mention in the reportsie wurde in dem Bericht lobend erwähnt
(= beneficial) terms, position, dealgünstig, vorteilhaft; comparisonvorteilhaft; moodpositiv; climate, weather, conditionsgünstig (to für); to be given favourable treatmentbevorzugt behandelt werden; to show something in a favourable lightetw in einem günstigen Licht zeigen; an atmosphere favourable to expansionein günstiges Klima für Expansion; on favourable termszu günstigen Bedingungen; conditions are favourable for developmentfür die Entwicklung herrschen günstige Bedingungen

favourable

favorable (Am) [ˈfeɪvrəbl] adj favourable (to sb/sth, for doing sth)favorevole (a qn/qc, a fare qc)

favour

(American) favor (ˈfeivə) noun
1. a kind action. Will you do me a favour and lend me your car?
2. kindness or approval. She looked on him with great favour.
3. preference or too much kindness. By doing that he showed favour to the other side.
4. a state of being approved of. He was very much in favour with the Prime Minister.
verb
to support or show preference for. Which side do you favour?
ˈfavourable adjective , (American) favorable
1. showing approval. Was her reaction favourable or unfavourable?
2. helpful or advantageous. a favourable wind.
ˈfavourably , (American) favorably adverb
ˈfavourite (-rit) , (American) favorite adjective
best-liked; preferred. his favourite city.
noun
a person or thing that one likes best. Of all her paintings that is my favourite.
ˈfavouritism (-ri-) , (American) favoritism noun
preferring or supporting one person etc more than another. I can't be accused of favouritism – I voted for everyone!
in favour of
in support of. I am in favour of higher pay.
in one's favour
to one's benefit or advantage. The wind was in our favour.

favour, noun, ends in -our.
The adjective favourable is also spelt with -our-.
References in classic literature ?
Would the mere sight of my face lead any one to form of me a favourable opinion?
For many things seemingly favourable to a democracy destroy a democracy, and many things seemingly favourable to an oligarchy destroy an oligarchy.
I rested two or three minutes, and then gave the boat another shove, and so on, till the sea was no higher than my arm-pits; and now, the most laborious part being over, I took out my other cables, which were stowed in one of the ships, and fastened them first to the boat, and then to nine of the vessels which attended me; the wind being favourable, the seamen towed, and I shoved, until we arrived within forty yards of the shore; and, waiting till the tide was out, I got dry to the boat, and by the assistance of two thousand men, with ropes and engines, I made a shift to turn it on its bottom, and found it was but little damaged.
Late in the day they passed through the capricious channels of Hong Kong, and the Tankadere, impelled by favourable winds, conducted herself admirably.
17-21) Be favourable, O Insewn, Inspirer of frenzied women
But we have better evidence on this subject than mere theoretical calculations, namely, the numerous recorded cases of the astonishingly rapid increase of various animals in a state of nature, when circumstances have been favourable to them during two or three following seasons.
The intertropical kingdoms of the Trade Winds are favourable to the ordinary life of a merchantman.
Once the most favourable order of conduct is found, proved efficient and established, it becomes the ruling morality of the species that adopts it and bears them along to victory.
He quitted the militia and engaged in trade, having brothers already established in a good way in London, which afforded him a favourable opening.
Upon the whole, indeed, everything now appeared in such favourable colours to Jones, that malice itself would have found it no easy matter to fix any blame upon him.
Felix conducted the fugitives through France to Lyons and across Mont Cenis to Leghorn, where the merchant had decided to wait a favourable opportunity of passing into some part of the Turkish dominions.
Sim Tappertit, who had far too good an opinion of himself to suspect that anybody could be playing upon him, thought within himself that this was something like the respect to which he was entitled, and drew a comparison from this courteous demeanour of a stranger, by no means favourable to the worthy locksmith.