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Definition of "favorable" []

  • Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds. (adjective)
  • Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis. (adjective)
  • Manifesting approval; commendatory: a favorable report. (adjective)
  • Winning approval; pleasing: a favorable impression. (adjective)
  • Granting what has been desired or requested: a favorable reply. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "favorable" in a sentence
  • "The man behind the plan, Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani, appeared before parliament on Tuesday, where some lawmakers questioned the legality of the proposed contracts and what they called favorable terms for the foreign companies."
  • "French authorities are looking for what they call a favorable resolution to the case against move director Roman Polanski."
  • "The National Council of La Raza said renewed interest from the president as well as the shift of power in Congress has created what it calls favorable conditions for amnesty legislation."