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favorable (adj.)

1.presaging or likely to bring good luck"a favorable time to ask for a raise" "lucky stars" "a prosperous moment to make a decision"

2.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"

3.occurring at a convenient or suitable time"an opportune time to receive guests"

4.(of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate"the days were fair and the winds were favorable"

5.encouraging or approving or pleasing"a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"

6.inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile"a government friendly to our interests" "an amicable agreement"

7.(American)tending to bring about; being partly responsible for"working conditions are not conducive to productivity" "the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city" "a contributory factor"

8.(American)expressing sympathy

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FavorableFa"vor*a*ble (fā"vẽr*ȧ*b'l), 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, adv.

The favorableness of the present times to all exertions in the cause of liberty. Burke.

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