favourable

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From Old French favorable, from Latin favorabilis

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favourable (comparative more favourable, superlative most favourable)

  1. pleasing, encouraging or approving
    The candidate wearing the business suit made a favourable impression.
  2. useful or helpful
    We made quick progress, due to favourable winds.
  3. convenient or at a suitable time; opportune
    The rain stopped at a favourable time for our tennis match.
  4. auspicious or lucky
    She says that she was born under a favourable star.

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