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  • 1 favorable — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. disposed to favor ; partial b. expressing approval ; commendatory c. giving a result that is in one s favor < a favorable comparison > d. affirmative < a …

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  • 2 favorable — favorable, benign, auspicious, propitious mean being of good omen or presaging a happy or successful outcome. Favorable implies that the persons or circumstances involved tend to assist in attaining one s ends persons by being kindly disposed or… …

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  • 3 Propitious — Pro*pi tious, a. [L. propitius, perhaps originally a term of augury meaning, flying forward (pro) or well; cf. Skr. pat to fly, E. petition, feather.] [1913 Webster] 1. Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a… …

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  • 4 propitious — [prō pish′əs, prəpish′əs] adj. [ME propicius < OFr < L propitius, favorable < pro , before, forward + petere, to seek, desire, rush at: see FEATHER] 1. favorably inclined or disposed; gracious [the propitious gods] 2. boding well;… …

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  • 5 favorable — [fā′vər ə bəl] adj. [ME < OFr < L favorabilis] 1. approving or commending 2. advantageous 3. pleasing or desirable [a favorable impression] favorableness n. favorably adv. SYN. FAVORABLE applies to that which is distinctly helpful or… …

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  • 6 favorable — I (advantageous) adjective advisable, appropriate, auspicious, becoming, befitting, beneficial, commodus, conducive, convenient, desirable, encouraging, expedient, felicitous, fit, fitting, fortunate, full of promise, good, helpful, opportune,… …

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  • 7 propitious — I adjective accommodating, advantageous, approving, auspicious, beneficial, benevolent, benign, benignant, cheering, clear, clement, cloudless, conducive, disposed to bestow favors, encouraging, expedient, favorable, favorably inclined,… …

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 propitious — [adj1] full of promise; good, favorable advantageous, auspicious, beneficial, benign, brave, bright, dexter, encouraging, favoring, fortunate, happy, hopeful, lucky, opportune, pat*, promising, prosperous, rosy, seasonable, timely, toward, useful …

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  • 10 favorable — [adj1] approving, friendly acclamatory, affirmative, agreeable, amicable, approbative, approbatory, assenting, benevolent, benign, benignant, commending, complimentary, encouraging, enthusiastic, inclined, in favor of, kind, kindly, laudatory,… …

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  • 11 propitious — auspicious, *favorable, benign Analogous words: benignant, *kind, kindly: fortunate, *lucky, providential, happy Antonyms: unpropitious: adverse Contrasted words: *sinister, malefic, maleficent, malign, baleful: * …

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  • 12 propitious hour — favorable time, good time, hour of high morale or responsiveness …

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  • 13 propitious time — favorable time, good time, time of high morale or responsiveness …

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  • 14 favorable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. auspicious, propitious, advantageous, opportune, commendatory, well inclined; affirmative. See occasion, aid. Ant., unfavorable, disadvantageous. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Winning favor] Syn.… …

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  • 15 propitious — propitiously, adv. propitiousness, n. /preuh pish euhs/, adj. 1. presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather. 2. indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens. 3. favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive:… …

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  • 16 propitious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. encouraging, auspicious; gracious; fortunate, prosperous, favorable; timely, opportune; thriving. See hope, prosperity, occasion. Ant., inauspicious. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Favorable] Syn.… …

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  • 17 favorable — adjective 1. encouraging or approving or pleasing (Freq. 4) a favorable reply he received a favorable rating listened with a favorable ear made a favorable impression • Syn: ↑favourable • …

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  • 18 propitious — pro•pi•tious [[t]prəˈpɪʃ əs[/t]] adj. 1) presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather[/ex] 2) indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens[/ex] 3) favorably disposed: a propitious ruler[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME… …

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  • 19 propitious — adjective a) Favorable; benevolent (e.g. propitious weather) b) Favorably disposed towards someone. Syn: advantageous, auspicious, favorable, fortunate, promising …

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  • 20 favorable — favorableness, n. favorably, adv. /fay veuhr euh beuhl, fayv reuh /, adj. 1. characterized by approval or support; positive: a favorable report. 2. creating or winning favor; pleasing: to make a favorable impression. 3. affording advantage,… …

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