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.
favourableness n. favourably adv.
Etymology: ME f. OF favorable f. L favorabilis (as FAVOUR)
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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favourable — /ˈfeɪvərəbəl / (say fayvuhruhbuhl), / vrəbəl/ (say vruhbuhl) adjective 1. affording aid, advantage, or convenience: a favourable position. 2. manifesting favour; inclined to aid or approve. 3. (of an answer) granting what is desired. 4. promising … Australian English dictionary