1. [Adjective]: encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"

2. [Adjective]: (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate; "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"

3. very favorable or advantageous; "a golden opportunity"

4. at a convenient or suitable time; "an opportune time to receive guests"

5. granting what has been desired or requested; "a favorable reply"; "a positive answer"

6. 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"

7. favorably disposed; not antagonistic; "a government favorable to our interests"

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