favourable favourable

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) encouraging or approving or pleasing
  2. (adj) (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
  3. (adj) occurring at a convenient or suitable time
  4. (adj) presaging or likely to bring good luck

Usage(s):

  1. Such favourable supply and demand dynamics explain why the Shanghai market is trading at around 50 times earnings.
  2. Despite the introduction of more favourable rules in January, nearly 180 foreign press correspondents were arrested or harassed in 2007.
  3. For upon Secrecy, Success depends in Most Enterprizes of the kind, and for want of it, they are generally defeated, however well planned promising a favourable issue.

News

  1. George W. Bush More Popular Than Obama

    US opinions of former president George W Bush are more positive than negative for the first time since 2005, pollster Gallup said Tuesday. Some 49 per cent of those surveyed have a positive opinion of the White House occupant from 2001-09, while 46 per cent had an unfavourable opinion.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  2. Road Freight Forwarding in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

    The Road Freight Forwarding industry is expected to face more-favourable trading conditions over the next five years. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Road Freight Forwarding industry in Australia. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10820958.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Evidently the winds are more favourable today, which should be encouraging to the firefighters," Bush said.
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Canada.com

  2. "We will opt out of Nafta unless we renegotiate it and we renegotiate on terms that are favourable to all of America," Mrs Clinton said in her debate with Mr Obama in Ohio.
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Financial Times

  3. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke told a US House of Representatives committee that "the economic situation has become distinctly less favourable."
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: CanadianBusiness.com

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