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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-ver-uh-buh l, feyv-ruh-]
    • /ˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-/
    • /ˈfeɪ.vər.ə.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-ver-uh-buh l, feyv-ruh-]
    • /ˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-/

Definitions of favorably word

  • adjective favorably characterized by approval or support; positive: a favorable report. 1
  • adjective favorably creating or winning favor; pleasing: to make a favorable impression. 1
  • adjective favorably affording advantage, opportunity, or convenience; advantageous: a favorable position. 1
  • adjective favorably (of an answer) granting what is desired. 1
  • adjective favorably boding well; propitious: The signs are favorable for a new start. 1
  • noun favorably With approval. 1

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Origin of favorably

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin favōrābilis. See favor, -able

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Parts of speech for Favorably


favorably popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for favorably

adv favorably

  • fairly — in a fair manner; justly or honestly; impartially.
  • generously — liberal in giving or sharing; unselfish: a generous patron of the arts; a generous gift.
  • cordially — courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception.
  • positively — with certainty; absolutely: The statement is positively true.
  • agreeably — to one's liking; pleasing: agreeable manners; an agreeable sensation.

adverb favorably

  • advantageously — providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial: an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.
  • propitiously — presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
  • beneficially — conferring benefit; advantageous; helpful: the beneficial effect of sunshine.
  • enthusiastically — In an enthusiastic manner.
  • promisingly — giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well: a promising young man; a promising situation.

adjective favorably

  • one-sided — considering but one side of a matter or question; partial or unfair: a one-sided judgment.

Antonyms for favorably

adv favorably

  • unfavorably — not favorable; contrary; adverse: an unfavorable wind.
  • unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
  • disadvantageous — characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.

adverb favorably

  • inauspiciously — not auspicious; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable.
  • negatively — expressing or containing negation or denial: a negative response to the question.
  • disadvantageously — In a disadvantageous manner.

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