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
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adj 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
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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adj occurring at a convenient or suitable time

Synonyms:
favourable
convenient
suited to your comfort or purpose or needs

adj inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

Synonyms:
friendly, well-disposed
amicable
characterized by friendship and good will

adj 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

adj (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
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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