from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Advantageous; helpful.
  • adjective Encouraging; propitious.
  • adjective Manifesting approval; commendatory.
  • adjective Winning approval; pleasing.
  • adjective Granting what has been desired or requested.
  • adjective Indulgent or partial.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Kind; friendly; well inclined; manifesting good will or partiality.
  • Conducive; contributing; tending to promote: as, conditions favorable to population.
  • Convenient; advantageous; affording facilities: as, a favorable position; favorable weather.
  • Having a pleasing favor or appearance; well favored; beautiful.
  • Synonyms Auspicious, willing, inclined (toward).
  • 2 and 3. Fit, adapted, suitable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly.
  • adjective Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient.
  • adjective obsolete Beautiful; well-favored.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective pleasing, encouraging or approving
  • adjective useful or helpful
  • adjective convenient or at a suitable time; opportune
  • adjective auspicious or lucky

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
  • adjective occurring at a convenient or suitable time
  • adjective presaging or likely to bring good luck


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