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Meaning of FAVORABLE

Pronunciation:  'feyvurubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  granting what has been desired or requested; "a favorable reply"; "a positive answer"
  2. [adj]  very favorable or advantageous; "a golden opportunity"
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune time to receive guests"
  5. [adj]  (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate; "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
  6. [adj]  encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"
  7. [adj]  favorably disposed; not antagonistic; "a government favorable to our interests"

FAVORABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: advantageous, affirmative, affirmatory, approbative, approbatory, approving, auspicious, convenient, encouraging, favourable, following(a), friendly, golden, indulgent, lucky, opportune, plausive, pleasing, positive, propitious, prosperous, well-disposed
 Antonyms: unfavorable, unfavourable
 See Also: complimentary, good



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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