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Dictionary definition for: Favorable

1. (s) very favorable or advantageous; "a golden opportunity"

2. (a) encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"

3. (a) (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate; "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"

4. (s) favorably disposed; not antagonistic; "a government favorable to our interests"

5. (s) tending to favor or bring good luck; "miracles are auspicious accidents" "encouraging omens" "a favorable time to ask for a raise" "lucky stars" "a prosperous moment to make a decision"

6. (s) at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune time to receive guests"

7. (s) granting what has been desired or requested; "a favorable reply" "a positive answer"

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