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

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

Antonym: unfavorable [US]

Encyclopedia: Favorable