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Definition 1: (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where favourable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

Synonyms for favourable in the sense of this definition

(favourable is similar to ...) in the desired direction

"a following wind"

(means also ...) presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

"propitious omens" "propitious gales speeded us along" "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration"

Definition 2: encouraging or approving or pleasing - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where favourable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a favorable reply
  • he received a favorable rating
  • listened with a favorable ear
  • made a favorable impression

Synonyms for favourable in the sense of this definition

(favourable is similar to ...) expressing or manifesting praise or approval

"approbative criticism" "an affirmative nod"

(favourable is similar to ...) being favorably inclined

"an indulgent attitude"

(means also ...) affirming or giving assent

"an affirmative decision" "affirmative votes"

(means also ...) conveying or resembling a compliment

"a complimentary remark"

(means also ...) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "when she was good she was very very good" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "this stump will make a good picnic table" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint" "a good secretary" "a good dress for the office"

Definition 3: giving an advantage - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where favourable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a contract advantageous to our country
  • socially advantageous to entertain often

Synonyms for favourable in the sense of this definition

(favourable is similar to ...) promoting or enhancing well-being

"an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries" "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate" "the experience was good for her"

(favourable is similar to ...) involving advantage or good

"a plus (or positive) factor"

(favourable is similar to ...) manifesting partiality

"a discriminatory tax" "preferential tariff rates" "preferential treatment" "a preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"

(means also ...) serving to promote your interest

"was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

(means also ...) suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose

"an opportune place to make camp" "an opportune arrival" "an opportune time to receive guests"

(means also ...) yielding material gain or profit

"profitable speculation on the stock market"

Definition 4: presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where favourable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a favorable time to ask for a raise
  • lucky stars
  • a prosperous moment to make a decision

Synonyms for favourable in the sense of this definition

(favourable is similar to ...) presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

"propitious omens" "propitious gales speeded us along" "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration"

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