Definition of


  1. (adj, all) presaging or likely to bring good luck
    lucky stars
    a prosperous moment to make a decision
  2. (adj, all) occurring at a convenient or suitable time
  3. (adj, all) (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
  4. (adj, all) encouraging or approving or pleasing
    he received a favorable rating
    listened with a favorable ear
    made a favorable impression
  5. (adj, all) inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
    an amicable agreement

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Favorable


Alternate forms of Favorable

Derivations: favorableness

Origin of the word Favorable

  1. mid-14c., from Fr. favorable, from L. favorabilis, from favor (see favor). Related: Favorably. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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