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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : showing approval; "he reviewed the play favorably" [syn: favourably]
            [ant: unfavorably]