HyperDic: favorable

English > 4 senses of the word favorable:
ADJECTIVEallfavorable, favourableencouraging or approving or pleasing
allfavorable, favourable(of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
allfavorable, golden, favourable, lucky, prosperouspresaging or likely to bring good luck
allfavorable, advantageous, favourablegiving an advantage
favorable > pronunciation
Soundsfey'verahbahl; fey'vrahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > favorable: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningencouraging or approving or pleasing.
Examples
  • "a favorable reply"
  • "he received a favorable rating"
  • "listened with a favorable ear"
  • "made a favorable impression"
Synonymfavourable
Narrowerapproving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausiveExpressing or manifesting praise or approval
indulgentfavorably inclined
See alsoaffirmative, affirmatoryaffirming or giving assent
complimentaryconveying or resembling a compliment
goodHaving desirable / desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
Oppositeunfavorable, unfavourablenot encouraging or approving or pleasing
Spanishfavorable
Catalanfavorable
Nounsfavorablenessthe quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
Adverbsfavorablyshowing approval
English > favorable: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate.
Example"the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
Synonymfavourable
NarrowerfollowingIn the desired direction
See alsopropitiousPresenting favorable circumstances
Oppositeunfavorable, unfavourable(of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
Spanishfavorable
Catalanfavorable
Nounsfavorablenessthe quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
English > favorable: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningPresaging or likely to bring good luck.
Example"a favorable time to ask for a raise"
Synonymsgolden, favourable, lucky, prosperous
BroaderpropitiousPresenting favorable circumstances
Spanishalentador, favorable, prometedor, propicio, próspero
Catalanfavorable, prometedor, propici, pròsper
Nounsfavorablenessthe quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
English > favorable: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningGiving an advantage.
Synonymsadvantageous, favourable
Narrowerbeneficial, goodPromoting or enhancing well-being
discriminatory, preferentialmanifesting partiality
plus, positiveInvolving advantage or good
See alsoexpedientServing to promote your interest
opportuneSuitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
profitableYielding material gain or profit
Oppositedisadvantageous, unfavorable, unfavourableconstituting a disadvantage
Spanishfavorable, idóneo, provechoso, ventajoso
Catalanavantatjós, favorable, idoni
Nounsfavorablenessthe quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome

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