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“Favorable” or “Favourable”


Favorable and favourable are both English terms.


Favorable is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while favourable is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
favorable 98 17 25 92 57 20 0 22 19 40 33 0
favourable 2 83 75 8 43 80 0 78 81 60 67 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "favorable" over "favourable" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 83 to 17 preference for "favourable" over "favorable".
  • In India, there is a 75 to 25 preference for "favourable" over "favorable".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "favorable" over "favourable" (92 to 8).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "favorable" over "favourable" (57 to 43).
  • In Australia, there is a 80 to 20 preference for "favourable" over "favorable".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "favorable" and "favourable".
  • In Ireland, there is a 78 to 22 preference for "favourable" over "favorable".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 81 to 19 preference for "favourable" over "favorable".
  • In Jamaica, there is a 60 to 40 preference for "favourable" over "favorable".
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a 67 to 33 preference for "favourable" over "favorable".
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "favorable" and "favourable".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use favorable or favourable with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “favorable”

  • district was made slightly more favorable to Democrats in redistricting, but
  • Publishers took payments for favorable notices in news articles of
  • Partisans, and granted them a favorable reputation among the Yugoslav populace,
  • five crew sailed under a favorable wind for the Niagara River
  • of Billboard also wrote a favorable review, saying, "Although the new
  • track for Hurricane Dean was favorable for the Houston area; the
  • from critics were also generally favorable; some reviewers called it Haley's
  • The film received highly favorable reviews.
  • The district was made more favorable to Republicans in redistricting: 58%
  • exchange for help with legislation favorable to Abramoff's clients.

Examples of “favourable”

  • experiences not having been entirely favourable.
  • and attacking on a more favourable table to represent artillery support.
  • the traffic when conditions were favourable, leaving the trains to fill
  • Later commentators attributed the favourable outcome to the family's attitude
  • Aware that there were no favourable conditions to the project, Balcarce
  • However, the seat became more favourable to the Labor Party in
  • Paris to reconnoitre the most favourable spot and the best possible
  • Dig Love" have been less favourable in the ensuing decades.
  • in lower division anonymity, before favourable economic circumstances enabled them to
  • concessions such as paying very favourable prices for the cattle of

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