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English adjective: favorable

1. favorable encouraging or approving or pleasing


SamplesA favorable reply.
He received a favorable rating.
Listened with a favorable ear.
Made a favorable impression.


Synonymsfavourable


Similaraffirmative, approbative, approbatory, approving, indulgent, plausive


See alsoaffirmative, affirmatory, complimentary, good


Antonymsunfavorable, unfavourable

2. favorable (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate


SamplesThe days were fair and the winds were favorable.


Synonymsfavourable


Similarfollowing


See alsopropitious


Antonymsunfavorable, unfavourable

3. favorable presaging or likely to bring good luck


SamplesA favorable time to ask for a raise.
Lucky stars.
A prosperous moment to make a decision.


Synonymsfavourable, golden, lucky, prosperous


Similarpropitious


Antonymsunpropitious

4. favorable inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile


SamplesA government friendly to our interests.
An amicable agreement.


Synonymsfriendly, well-disposed


Similaramicable


Antonymshostile

5. favorable occurring at a convenient or suitable time


SamplesAn opportune time to receive guests.


Synonymsfavourable


Similarconvenient


Antonymsinconvenient









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