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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

      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]