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adjective     favourable pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    showing that someone likes or approves of someone or something

    Reaction to the plan has been generally favourable.

    in a favourable light:

    The documentary did not portray him in a favourable light.

    favourable to:

    Most senior staff were favourable to the idea.

  2. 2
    giving someone or something an advantage or a benefit

    They decided to delay the trip until conditions were more favourable.

    Part-time workers should not receive less favourable treatment than full-timers.

    favourable to:

    Government policies were overwhelmingly favourable to employers.

    1. a.
      a favourable price is cheap or reasonable
      favourable terms:

      We are offering very favourable terms to our regular customers.

  3. 3
    showing that something good is likely to happen

    a favourable weather forecast

    Analysts said the outlook was favourable after stock markets closed on Friday.

  4. 4
    giving agreement to something

    We are hoping for a favourable reply from the committee.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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