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adjective favourable pronunciation in British English /ˈfeɪv(ə)rəb(ə)l/
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  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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 favourable pronunciation in British English adverb
American reviewers have compared him favourably with John Irving.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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