favorable

The word favorable describes something positive or promising, such as a two-thumbs-up movie review or the perfect conditions for golf.

When things are going well, or in your favor, they’re favorable. Favorable is an adjective that describes approval or good conditions for something. If you wrote a book, you’d want the reviews to be favorable. If the weather is favorable, it's sunny out and perfect for a picnic. If you wanted to go swimming, thunderstorms would be unfavorable: they would ruin your plans. Favorable situations make us smile.

Definitions of favorable
  1. adjective
    encouraging or approving or pleasing
    “a favorable reply”
    “he received a favorable rating”
    “listened with a favorable ear”
    “made a favorable impression”
    synonyms: favourable
    affirmative, affirmatory
    affirming or giving assent
    complimentary
    conveying or resembling a compliment
    affirmative, approbative, approbatory, approving, plausive
    expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    indulgent
    being favorably inclined
    good
    having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
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    Antonyms:
    unfavorable, unfavourable
    not encouraging or approving or pleasing
    negative
    expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
    critical
    marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    uncomplimentary
    tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
    admonishing, admonitory, reproachful, reproving
    expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
    adverse, inauspicious, untoward
    contrary to your interests or welfare
    disapproving
    expressing or manifesting disapproval
    discriminatory, invidious
    containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
    bad
    having undesirable or negative qualities
    hostile
    characterized by enmity or ill will
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  2. adjective
    occurring at a convenient or suitable time
    synonyms: favourable
    convenient
    suited to your comfort or purpose or needs
  3. adjective
    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
    synonyms: friendly, well-disposed
    amicable
    characterized by friendship and good will
  4. adjective
    presaging or likely to bring good luck
    “a favorable time to ask for a raise”
    synonyms: favourable, golden, lucky, prosperous
    propitious
    presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
  5. adjective
    (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    “the days were fair and the winds were favorable
    synonyms: favourable
    propitious
    presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
    following
    in the desired direction
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    Antonyms:
    unfavorable, unfavourable
    (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    unpropitious
    not propitious
    adverse, contrary
    in an opposing direction
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