Favorable Fa"vor*a*ble (f[=a]"v[~e]r*[.a]*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. [1913 Webster]

Lend favorable ears to our request. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land. --Ps. lxxxv. 1. [1913 Webster]

2. Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient. [1913 Webster]

A place very favorable for the making levies of men. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

The temper of the climate, favorable to generation, health, and long life. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

3. Beautiful; well-favored. [Obs.] --Spenser. -- {Fa"vora*ble*ness}, n. -- {Fa"vor*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The favorableness of the present times to all exertions in the cause of liberty. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • favorably — [adv1] genially, in a kindly manner agreeably, amiably, approvingly, cordially, courteously, enthusiastically, fairly, generously, graciously, heartily, helpfully, positively, receptively, usefully, willingly, with approbation, with approval,… …   New thesaurus

  • favorably — (Amer.) adv. approvingly, kindly, in a well disposed manner (also favourably) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • favorably — adverb In a favorable manner. She looked favorably on people who gave freely their assistance. See Also: favor, favorable, favorite …   Wiktionary

  • favorably — adverb showing approval (Freq. 3) he reviewed the play favorably • Syn: ↑favourably • Ant: ↑unfavorably • Derived from adjective: ↑favorable …   Useful english dictionary

  • favorably — adverb see favorable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • favorably — See favorableness. * * * …   Universalium

  • favorably — Synonyms and related words: accordantly, acquiescently, advantageously, affirmatively, agreeably, amelioratively, amiably, amicably, approvingly, ardently, arm in arm, as lief, assentingly, auspiciously, beneficially, benignantly, benignly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • favorably — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In an encouraging fashion] Syn. approvingly, agreeably, kindly, helpfully, usefully, fairly, willingly, heartily, cordially, genially, generously, amiably, graciously, courteously, receptively, with favor, with approval,… …   English dictionary for students

  • favorably — fa·vor·ably …   English syllables

  • favorably disposed — index partial (biased) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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