1. [syn: favorably, favourably]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Favorable \Fa"vor*a*ble\ (f[=a]"v[~e]r*[.a]*b'l), a. [Written
also favourable.] [F. favorable, L. favorabilis favored,
popular, pleasing, fr. favor. See Favor, n.]
1. Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind;
Lend favorable ears to our request. --Shak.
Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land. --Ps.
2. Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate;
A place very favorable for the making levies of men.
The temper of the climate, favorable to generation,
health, and long life. --Sir W.
3. Beautiful; well-favored. [Obs.] --Spenser. --
Fa"vora*ble*ness, n. -- Fa"vor*a*bly, adv.
The favorableness of the present times to all
exertions in the cause of liberty. --Burke.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: showing approval; "he reviewed the play favorably" [syn:
favorably, favourably] [ant: unfavorably,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "favorably":
accordantly, acquiescently, advantageously, affirmatively,
agreeably, amelioratively, amiably, amicably, approvingly,
ardently, arm in arm, as lief, assentingly, auspiciously,
beneficially, benignantly, benignly, brightly, compliantly,
congenially, consentingly, cordially, enthusiastically, fain,
familiarly, fortunately, friendliwise, friendly, genially, good,
graciously, hand in hand, happily, heartily, helpfully, helpingly,
humanely, humanly, indulgently, intimately, kindheartedly, kindly,
lief, lieve, luckily, melioratively, nicely, nothing loath,
pleasantly, positively, profitably, promisingly, propitiously,
prosperously, satisfyingly, serviceably, softheartedly,
successfully, swimmingly, tenderheartedly, to advantage,
to the good, ungrudgingly, ungrumblingly, unreluctantly, usefully,
warmheartedly, warmly, well, willingly, with advantage,
with open arms, without demur, without hesitation,
without reluctance, yes