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.
n : the quality of being encouraging or promising of a
successful outcome [syn: favourableness, advantageousness]