Definitions for favorableˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word favorable
encouraging or approving or pleasing
"a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"
(of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
"the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous(adj)
presaging or likely to bring good luck
"a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
friendly, favorable, well-disposed(adj)
inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
"a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"
occurring at a convenient or suitable time
"an opportune time to receive guests"
pleasing, encouraging or approving
The candidate wearing the business suite made a favorable impression.
useful or helpful
We made quick progress, due to favorable winds.
convenient or at a suitable time; opportune
The rain stopped at a favourable time for our tennis match.
auspicious or lucky
She says that she was born under a favorable star.
full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly
conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient
Origin: [F. favorable, L. favorabilis favored, popular, pleasing, fr. favor. See Favor, n.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a favorable development.
I don't think it'll be favorable for the markets.
A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
The science projections do not point to Australia's climate getting any more favorable.
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