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Adv.1.favourably - showing approval; "he reviewed the play favorably"

favourably

adverb
1. positively, well, enthusiastically, helpfully, graciously, approvingly, agreeably, with approval, without prejudice, genially, with approbation, in a kindly manner, with cordiality He responded favourably to my suggestions.
2. advantageously, well, fortunately, conveniently, profitably, to your advantage, auspiciously, opportunely They are far more favourably placed than their opponents.
Translations
بِعَين الرِّضا، مُسْتَحْسِنا، موافِقا
příznivě
hjælpsomt
á hagstæîan hátt, í hag
priaznivo
lehindelehte

favourably

favorably (US) [ˈfeɪvərəblɪ] ADVfavorablemente

favourably

[ˈfeɪvərəbli] (British) favorably (US) adv [speak, review] → en termes favorables; [react] → favorablement
to compare favourably with sth → soutenir la comparaison avec qch
to be favourably disposed towards sb → être bien disposé(e) envers qn

favourably

, (US) favorably
adv
(= approvingly) respondpositiv; receive, regard, think, judgewohlwollend; he was favourably impressed by iter war davon sehr angetan; her application had impressed him very favourablyihre Bewerbung hatte ihn sehr beeindruckt; to look favourably (up)on somebody/somethingjdn/etw wohlwollend behandeln; to be favourably disposed or inclined to(wards) somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache gewogen sein (geh)
(= advantageously)günstig; to compare favourably (with something)im Vergleich (mit etw) gut abschneiden

favourably

favorably (Am) [ˈfeɪvrəblɪ] advfavorevolmente

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 ?
Thus we behold Kentucke, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.
It may not be too much to affirm, on the whole, (the people being then in the first stages of joyless deportment, and the offspring of sires who had known how to be merry, in their day), that they would compare favourably, in point of holiday keeping, with their descendants, even at so long an interval as ourselves.
Elton seemed most favourably impressed by the size of the room, the entrance, and all that she could see or imagine.
If I could have supposed that my aunt had recounted these particulars for my especial behoof, and as a piece of confidence in me, I should have felt very much distinguished, and should have augured favourably from such a mark of her good opinion.
Macey, for example, coming one evening expressly to let Silas know that recent events had given him the advantage of standing more favourably in the opinion of a man whose judgment was not formed lightly, opened the conversation by saying, as soon as he had seated himself and adjusted his thumbs--
said Cedric, his features prepared to receive favourably the expected jest.
I'll bear it in mind," said Silver with an accent so curious that I could not, for the life of me, decide whether he were laughing at my request or had been favourably affected by my courage.
which was rarely and seldom the case) they themselves carried everything in cunning saddle-bags that were hardly seen on the horse's croup, as if it were something else of more importance, because, unless for some such reason, carrying saddle-bags was not very favourably regarded among knights-errant.
The children of the poor are therefore allowed to "feel" from their earliest years, and they gain thereby a precocity and an early vivacity which contrast at first most favourably with the inert, undeveloped, and listless behaviour of the half-instructed youths of the Polygonal class; but when the latter have at last completed their University course, and are prepared to put their theory into practice, the change that comes over them may almost be described as a new birth, and in every art, science, and social pursuit they rapidly overtake and distance their Triangular competitors.
The Greek and Latin historians do not speak favourably of it, and Strabo says it is very dangerous during the Etesian winds and in the rainy season.
Every one was struck with the appearance of Ulysses, for Minerva had beautified him about the head and shoulders, making him look taller and stouter than he really was, that he might impress the Phaeacians favourably as being a very remarkable man, and might come off well in the many trials of skill to which they would challenge him.
Her inquiries after her sister were not very favourably answered.