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favourable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Favorable  \Fa"vor*a*ble\,  a.  [Written  also  {favourable}.]  [F. 
  favorable,  L.  favorabilis  favored,  popular,  pleasing,  fr 
  favor.  See  {Favor},  n.] 
  1.  Full  of  favor;  favoring;  manifesting  partiality;  kind 
  propitious;  friendly. 
 
  Lend  favorable  ears  to  our  request.  --Shak. 
 
  Lord,  thou  hast  been  favorable  unto  thy  land.  --Ps. 
  lxxxv.  1. 
 
  2.  Conducive;  contributing;  tending  to  promote  or  facilitate; 
  advantageous;  convenient. 
 
  A  place  very  favorable  for  the  making  levies  of  men. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  The  temper  of  the  climate,  favorable  to  generation, 
  health,  and  long  life.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  3.  Beautiful;  well-favored.  [Obs.]  --Spenser.  -- 
  {Fa"vora*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Fa"vor*a*bly},  sdv. 
 
  The  faborableness  of  the  present  times  to  all 
  extertions  in  the  cause  of  liberty.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  favourable 
  adj  1:  encouraging  or  approving  or  pleasing;  "a  favorable  reply"; 
  "he  received  a  favorable  rating";  "listened  with  a 
  favorable  ear";  "made  a  favorable  impression"  [syn:  {favorable}] 
  [ant:  {unfavorable}] 
  2:  (of  winds  or  weather)  tending  to  promote  or  facilitate;  "the 
  days  were  fair  and  the  winds  were  favorable"  [syn:  {favorable}] 
  [ant:  {unfavorable}] 
  3:  at  a  convenient  or  suitable  time;  "an  opportune  time  to 
  receive  guests"  [syn:  {favorable},  {opportune}] 
  4:  tending  to  favor  or  bring  good  luck;  "miracles  are 
  auspicious  accidents";  "encouraging  omens";  "a  favorable 
  time  to  ask  for  a  raise";  "lucky  stars";  "a  prosperous 
  moment  to  make  a  decision"  [syn:  {auspicious},  {encouraging}, 
  {favorable},  {lucky},  {prosperous}] 




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