The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for favorable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable
             reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with
             a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression" [syn:
             favorable, favourable] [ant: unfavorable,
      2: (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate; "the
         days were fair and the winds were favorable" [syn:
         favorable, favourable] [ant: unfavorable,
      3: presaging or likely to bring good luck; "a favorable time to
         ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make
         a decision" [syn: golden, favorable, favourable,
         lucky, prosperous]
      4: inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile; "a
         government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable
         agreement" [syn: friendly, favorable, well-disposed]
      5: occurring at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune
         time to receive guests" [syn: favorable, favourable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  200 Moby Thesaurus words for "favorable":
     accommodating, accommodative, accordant, acquiescent, advantageous,
     advisable, advocating, affirmative, agreeable, agreeing,
     alacritous, amenable, amiable, amicable, approbatory, appropriate,
     approving, ardent, assenting, auspicious, backing, becoming,
     befitting, beneficent, beneficial, benevolent, benign, benignant,
     bon, bonny, brave, braw, bright, bright with promise, brotherly,
     bueno, capital, cheering, cogent, commendable, commendatory,
     compliable, compliant, complimentary, congenial, congruous,
     consentient, consenting, content, convenient, cooperative, decent,
     desirable, dexter, disposed, docile, eager, elegant, encouraging,
     endorsing, enthusiastic, estimable, excellent, expedient, fain,
     fair, famous, favorably disposed, favorably inclined, favoring,
     feasible, felicitous, fine, fit, fitten, fitting, fortunate,
     forward, fraternal, friendlike, friendly, fructuous,
     full of promise, game, golden, good, goodly, grand, grateful,
     gratifying, happy, harmonious, healthful, healthy, helpful,
     helping, in the mind, in the mood, inclined, inspiring,
     inspiriting, kind, kindly, kindly-disposed, laudable, laudatory,
     likely, looking up, lucky, meet, minded, neighborlike, neighborly,
     nice, noble, nothing loath, of good omen, of happy portent,
     of promise, opportune, peaceable, permissive, pleasant, pleasing,
     pleasurable, pleasureful, pliant, politic, positive, praiseful,
     predisposed, pregnant of good, pro, profitable, promising, prompt,
     prone, proper, propitious, prosperous, providential, quick,
     ratifying, ready, ready and willing, reassuring, receptive,
     recommendable, recommendatory, regal, responsive, right, ripe,
     royal, salutary, sanctioning, seasonable, seemly, simpatico,
     sisterly, skillful, sociable, sortable, sound, splendid,
     submissive, suitable, supporting, supportive, sympathetic,
     sympathique, timely, to be desired, toward, tractable, ungrudging,
     unhostile, unloath, unrefusing, unreluctant, useful, valid,
     very good, virtuous, welcome, well-affected, well-disposed,
     well-inclined, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant,
     well-timed, white, wholesome, willed, willing, willinghearted,
     wise, worthwhile, zealous

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229