favourable

favourable
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BrE favorable AmE [ˈfeıvərəbəl] adj
1.) a 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.) suitable 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 creation
3.) if 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 settlement
4.) making people like or approve of someone or something
A smart appearance makes a favourable impression at an interview.
>favourably adv

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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