Fa"vor*a*ble (?), a. [Written also favourable.] [F. favorable, L. favorabilis favored, popular, pleasing, fr. favor. See Favor, n.]
Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly.
Lend favorable ears to our request.
Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land.
Ps. lxxxv. 1.
Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient.
A place very favorable for the making levies of men.
The temper of the climate, favorable to generation, health, and long life.
Sir W. Temple.
-- Fa"vora*ble*ness, n. -- Fa"vor*a*bly, sdv.
The faborableness of the present times to all extertions in the cause of liberty.
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