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Adjective: favourable  fey-v(u-)ru-bul
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: favorable)
  1. Encouraging, approving or pleasing
    "a favourable reply"; "he received a favourable rating"; "listened with a favourable ear"; "made a favourable impression";
    - favorable [US]
     
  2. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    "the days were fair and the winds were favourable";
    - favorable [US]
     
  3. Presaging or likely to bring good luck
    "a favourable time to ask for a raise";
    - golden, favorable [US], lucky, prosperous
     
  4. Inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
    "a government favourable to our interests";
    - friendly, favorable [US], well-disposed
     
  5. Occurring at a convenient or suitable time
    - favorable [US]

See also: affirmative, affirmatory, amicable, approbative, approbatory, approving, complimentary, convenient, following, good, indulgent, plausive, propitious

Encyclopedia: Favourable