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English Dictionary: favourable by the DICT Development Group
2 results for favourable
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"
    Synonym(s): favorable, favourable
    Antonym(s): unfavorable, unfavourable
  2. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate; "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
    Synonym(s): favorable, favourable
    Antonym(s): unfavorable, unfavourable
  3. occurring at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune time to receive guests"
    Synonym(s): favorable, favourable
  4. presaging or likely to bring good luck; "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
    Synonym(s): golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Favorable \Fa"vor*a*ble\, 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.
                     The temper of the climate, favorable to generation,
                     health, and long life.                        --Sir W.
      3. Beautiful; well-favored. [Obs.] --Spenser. --
            {Fa"vora*ble*ness}, n. -- {Fa"vor*a*bly}, sdv.
                     The faborableness of the present times to all
                     extertions in the cause of liberty.   --Burke.
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