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fa·vor·a·ble

favorable

 
 
pronunciation:
feI v r bl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: giving a benefit or advantage; helpful.
The favorable winds made it a good day to fly a kite.
synonyms:
advantageous, beneficial, convenient, helpful, profitable
antonyms:
adverse, hostile, ill
similar words:
amiable, comfortable, positive, right, useful, valuable
definition 2: pleasing; causing approval.
He makes a favorable impression.
synonyms:
admirable, agreeable, excellent, likable
similar words:
honorable, respectable, right
definition 3: showing the promise of something good.
A favorable weather report meant the parade would go on.
synonyms:
encouraging, promising
antonyms:
unfriendly
similar words:
fortunate, hopeful
derivations: favorably (adv.), favorableness (n.)