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What Is Favorable? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS FAVORABLE – In this topic, we will first know the definition of the term “favorable” and how is this term used in sentences.



The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:

  • expressing approval
    • giving consent.
  • to the advantage of someone or something.
    • (of a wind) blowing in the direction of travel.
    • (of weather, or a period of time judged in terms of its weather) fine.
    • suggesting a good outcome

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • disposed to favor
    • expressing approval
    • giving a result that is in one’s favor
    • affirmative
  • winning approval
  • tending to promote or facilitate
    • marked by success

Synonyms and Antonyms

Here are the following synonyms and antonyms of this term:

  • Synonyms
    • admiring
    • applauding
    • appreciative
    • approbatory
    • approving
    • commendatory
    • complimentary
    • affirmative
    • good
    • positive
  • Antonyms
    • adverse
    • depreciative
    • depreciatory
    • derogatory
    • disapproving
    • inappreciative
    • negative
    • unappreciative
    • uncomplimentary
    • unfavorable


It is a combination of the root word favor and the suffix –able. The root word favor is a Middle English term which is derived from the Latin favor, which is from favere, which means ‘show kindness to’.


Here are some of the examples:

  • The new play got many favorable reviews.
  • While the conditions in the camp were not favorable, the men’s actions in the camps weren’t either, Sumner said.
  • The countess had written direct to Julie’s mother in Moscow suggesting a marriage between their children and had received a favorable answer from her.

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