fa·vor·able /ˈfev(ə)rəbəl, ˈfevɚ/
Fa·vor·a·ble a. [Written also favourable.]
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.]
-- Fa*vora*ble*ness, n. -- Fa*vor*a*bly, adv.
The favorableness of the present times to all exertions in the cause of liberty. --Burke.
adj 1: very favorable or advantageous; "a golden opportunity" [syn:
2: encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply";
"he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a
favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression" [syn: favourable]
3: (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate; "the
days were fair and the winds were favorable" [syn: favourable]
4: favorably disposed; not antagonistic; "a government
favorable to our interests" [syn: well-disposed]
5: 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,
favourable, lucky, prosperous]
6: at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune time to
receive guests" [syn: favourable, opportune]
7: granting what has been desired or requested; "a favorable
reply"; "a positive answer" [syn: positive]