favorable favorable  /ˈfeɪ və rə bəl/


  1. (adj) encouraging or approving or pleasing
  2. (adj) (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
  3. (adj) presaging or likely to bring good luck
  4. (adj) inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
  5. (adj) occurring at a convenient or suitable time



  1. Newt Gingrich: Favorable: 36% Unfavorable: 35% Mitt Romney: Favorable: 42% Unfavorable: 29% Mike Huckabee: Favorable: 45% Unfavorable: 25% Rush Limbaugh: Favorable: 30% Unfavorable: 53%.
  2. November 6-9, 2008 49% favorable13% unfavorable2% never heard of6% no opinion.
  3. McCain favorability: 51 favorable, 42 unfavorable.


  1. Songwriters' Group Calls Pandora's Radio Station Buy A Stunt

    This week, the Internet radio broadcaster bought a radio station in Rapid City, S.D., in an effort to get the more favorable royalty rates given to terrestrial broadcasters. But the move has songwriters and composers up in arms.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. It's criminal not to expand health care

    Multiple independent studies have detailed the favorable impacts that expanding health care access under Medicaid would have in Pennsylvania if the state government agrees to the program. Medicaid expansion is one of the principal means by which the fede
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Pottsville Republican & Herald

  3. Coming up: UMich consumer sentiment in June

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Consumer sentiment likely ticked up in June, supported by favorable jobs data and stocks that have remained relatively high, according to economists polled by MarketWatch. Economists are looking for a preliminary June consumer-sentiment index reading of 84.7, which would be the highest level since July 2007, compared with a final May reading of 84.5. The report from ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Market Watch


  1. Still, Bush said Medvedev "seemed like a very straightforward fellow. My first impressions are very favorable."
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  2. "Frankly, I wish they had picked a moderator that isn't writing a book that is favorable to Barack Obama -- I mean let's face it," said McCain. "But I have to have confidence that Gwen Ifill will treat this as the professional journalist that...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

  3. "At nearly 66 years of age, he has a particularly strong interest in bringing finality to these proceedings," Miguel Estrada, a Washington lawyer, argued. "Additional time he spends in prison between now and a favorable ruling can never be...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Miguel Estrada Source: UPI.com

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