favorably favorably  /ˈfeɪ və rəb li/


  • (adv) showing approval


  1. Cindy McCain: 27% see her favorably, 17% unfavorably.
  2. Obama's viewed favorably by 48%, with 41% holding an unfavorable opinion of him.
  3. Both potential appointees are viewed favorably by a majority of New Yorkers.


  1. Paul Ryan a Favorite of Republicans

    Paul Ryan has a stronger net favorability rating among Republicans than four other possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates. But Americans overall rate him less favorably than Chris Christie and Marco Rubio.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gallup

  2. George W. Bush regains popularity

    By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com Former President George W. Bush is viewed favorably by more people than view him unfavorably for the first time since 2005.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. George W. Bush back in favor? His ratings make a surprising jump.

    More Americans now view Goerge W. Bush favorably than unfavorably, according to a Gallup poll. It's typical for ex-presidents to see their ratings rise, but Mr. Bush's jump is significant.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor


  1. In a letter to Obama, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked the president to "direct the US EPA to act promptly and favorably on California's reconsideration request, so that we may continue the critical work of reducing our greenhouse gas...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Reuters

  2. "If he is able to get the case favorably disposed of in Minneapolis, it would be his intention to come back to the Senate to deal with the Ethics Committee case that he knows that he will have, and to try to finish his term," McConnell added.
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: CNN

  3. "The United States would view favorably the release of Alan Gross so that he can return to his family," she added.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: AFP

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