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 (fā′vər-ə-bəl, fāv′rə-)
1. Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds.
2. Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis.
3. Manifesting approval; commendatory: a favorable report.
4. Winning approval; pleasing: a favorable impression.
5. Granting what has been desired or requested: a favorable reply.
6. Indulgent or partial: listened with a favorable ear.

fa′vor·a·ble·ness n.
fa′vor·a·bly adv.
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Noun1.favorableness - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
auspiciousness, propitiousness - the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
unfavorableness, unfavourableness - the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
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According to Werther and Davis [14], job satisfaction may be defined as the amount of favorableness or unfavorableness with which an employee views his/her job.
Attitude (A) toward purchasing organic or conventional tomatoes is the tendency to respond with some degree of favorableness or un-favorableness to organic and conventional tomatoes.
Thus, a total score for each respondent is got, which measures the subject favorableness towards that particular point.
In the context of organizational change, attitude toward behavior affects change behavior in the form of change favorableness (Fedor, Caldwell, & Herold, 2006).
Financial analysis that observes economic favorableness of a PPP project is based on a model of Public Sector Comparator (PSC).
However, Teas claims that, in consumer behavior theory, generally accepted "ideal point" models suggest that the favorableness of an evaluation of an attitude toward an object is positively related to the object's closeness to the ideal object.
The relationship between teachers and principals indirectly affect the students learning outcomes (Weiss 2002) and favorableness of this relationship helps the teachers reduce the job related stress thereby increasing their job satisfaction.
Intention in turn depends on a person's attitudes (feeling of favorableness or unfavorableness) towards the behavior, influence of subjective norms (perceived social pressure), and perceived behavioral control (a person's perception of his or her ability to perform a behavior).
The new "Planning Ahead" video shows viewers how to plan ahead by obtaining and being able to share weather conditions and forecasts, creating a basic navigation plan, evaluating hazards and other environmental factors, and assessing conditions - including wind, tide, and current - as to their favorableness for their voyage given the distance and time of the trip.
SSCQ dimensions included mastery experiences, vicarious experience (not mentioned in Guillen and Feltz, but consistent with self-efficacy theory), support from significant others, physical and mental preparation, and environmental comfort/situational favorableness (as an indicator of partner qualifications).
The business owners in turn expressed their opinions on government investment; the favorableness of legislation for industry and the region; they made reference to ties with government entities, non-governmental organizations, members of society, the media and the political, social, economic, regional, cultural and global environment.
This data can then be turned around and applied to the facts of the case to determine favorableness. Armed with this information, lawyers are able to elicit more for cause strikes as well as more strategic peremptory strikes.