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Definition of the adjective favourable

What does favourable mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more favourable / most favourable

  1. encouraging or approving or pleasing
  2. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
  3. giving an advantage
  4. presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome

Alternative definition of the adjective favourable


  1. pleasing, encouraging or approving
  2. useful or helpful
  3. convenient or at a suitable time; opportune
  4. auspicious or lucky

Phrases with favourable

  1. favourable position
  2. favourable reception

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for favourable

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Occult Scienses vol.VI Second Part (The Magical Sciences) Low Magic (2015)

by Poinsot, Maffeo

The particular realm of each planet should also be remembered :—The Sun— Influence favourable to acts relating to active vitality (knowledge, position, love, etc.) The Moon—Influence favourable to acts relating to vegetative activity ( security, ...

Google previewNGOS, the New Lexicon of Health Care (2005)

by Asok Kumar Sarkar

Researcher revised this draft several times and at last the list contained seventy items, both favourable and unfavourable equal in number, under all the five dimensions. All these seventy statements were shuffled, systematically arranged and ...

Google previewA Counting-house Dictionary (1893)

Containing an Explanation of the Technical Terms Used by Merchants and Bankers in the Money Market and on the Stock Exchange... by Richard Bithell

FACE VALUE ~FAVOURABLE. 123 F. Face Value. The value printed on the face of a Bond, Debenture, Share Certificate or other negotiable instrument. This clearly is very different from its market value, which may be greater or less, according ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

favourable 342 fearful 0 verb: favours, favouring, favoured 1 You favour one thing among a number of possibilities if you prefer it, or support it: teachers who favour the traditional methods. 2 You favour someone when you treat them better or ...

Google previewDictionary of Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Relief (2012)

by S. William A. Gunn

Environmental change Modification, favourable or unfavourable, of the ecological state and environment. Cf. ecology, environment, environmental impact assessment Environmental degradation Cf. environmental pollution Environmental ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

favourable or (N Amer) favorable c» adj 1 showing or giving agreement or consent. 2 pleasing; likely to win approval 3 (favourable to someone) advantageous or helpful to them; suitable. 4 said of a ...

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Quotes about favourable

It is essential for genetic material to be able to make exact copies of itself; otherwise growth would produce disorder, life could not originate, and favourable forms would not be perpetuated by natural selection. (Maurice Wilkins)
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Scrabble value of F4A1V4O1U1R1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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