Etymology
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favorable (adj.)

late 14c., "kind, friendly," from Old French favorable "well-disposed, favorable, partial," from Latin favorabilis "favored, in favor," from favor "good will, partiality" (see favor (n.)). Meaning "advantageous" is from mid-15c. In Middle English it also meant "attractive, pleasing, agreeable." Related: Favorably.

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Definitions of favorable

favorable (adj.)
encouraging or approving or pleasing;
made a favorable impression
a favorable reply
listened with a favorable ear
he received a favorable rating
Synonyms: favourable
favorable (adj.)
(of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate;
the days were fair and the winds were favorable
Synonyms: favourable
favorable (adj.)
presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome;
a favorable time to ask for a raise
favorable (adj.)
giving an advantage;
From wordnet.princeton.edu