Fa"vor*a*ble (?), 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.

Lend favorable ears to our request. Shak.

Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land. Ps. lxxxv. 1.

2.

Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient.

A place very favorable for the making levies of men. Clarendon.

The temper of the climate, favorable to generation, health, and long life. Sir W. Temple.

3.

Beautiful; well-favored.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

-- Fa"vora*ble*ness, n. -- Fa"vor*a*bly, sdv.

The faborableness of the present times to all extertions in the cause of liberty. Burke.

 

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