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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfavourablefa‧vour‧a‧ble British English, favorable American English /ˈfeɪvərəbəl/ ●○○ adjective  1 PRAISEa favourable report, opinion, or reaction shows that you think that someone or something is good or that you agree with them favourable film reviews The response has been overwhelmingly favorable.2 SUITABLEsuitable and likely to make something happen or succeed The disease spreads quickly under favourable conditions.favourable for/to a financial environment that is favorable to job creation3 GOOD ENOUGHif a loan, agreement, rate etc is favourable, the conditions of it are reasonable and not too expensive or difficult a favourable interest rate the favorable terms of the settlement4 LIKE somebody OR somethingmaking people like or approve of someone or something A smart appearance makes a favourable impression at an interview.favourably adverb
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favourableResponses to his latest movie have generally been favourable.The tragedy is that visible trade with industrialized countries was not favourable.Whilst some now characterise the relationship as grossly unfavourable, others draw the line at calling it less favourable.The most favourable circumstance was the existence of governments in the Six which were broadly consensual in their view on integration.I don't want to hear your opinion -- unless it's favourable of course.Now the clubs are to meet again, in circumstances that could scarcely be more favourable to Toshack.favourable for/toBut delegates reacted favourable to calls for tougher sentencing, with proper life terms.Until the mid-1980s, merchants bought their cattle and drove them south, where the climate is less favourable to cattle rearing.The tenor of the times may be favourable to presidential action.Clearly, the follow-up study was more favourable to the defenders of catholic schools than to opponents.Most heads of departments and senior staff were favourable to the idea of the appraisal, even if they had been put-off initially.Again, this is uncertain, although some recent opinion has been favourable to the idea.Natural selection is of traits favourable to the survival, not of individuals, but of successive generations.Their purpose is to influence government to adopt policies favourable to them.favourable impressionTheir fine physique and smart appearance made a very favourable impression.Unfortunately, an examination of the circumstances in which they were produced gives a much less favourable impression.Voluntary work can provide a framework for job-seeking and will make a favourable impression at an interview.She had formed a favourable impression of him then, as an intelligent, sincere, if rather serious man.I've seen him a few times and he's never made a favourable impression on me!Even in his ignorance, Lucien saw at once that it was essential he make a favourable impression upon this man.
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