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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.

WHAT IS FAVORABLE

Definition

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

Etymology

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’.

Examples

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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