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2 pointing toward a happy outcome
  • favorable economic conditions for opening a new business

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3 promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being
  • moved to a region with a milder climate in the hope that it would be more favorable to his health

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How is the word favorable different from other adjectives like it?

The words auspicious and propitious are common synonyms of favorable. While all three words mean "pointing toward a happy outcome," favorable implies that the persons involved are approving or helpful or that the circumstances are advantageous.

favorable weather conditions

When is auspicious a more appropriate choice than favorable?

In some situations, the words auspicious and favorable are roughly equivalent. However, auspicious applies to something taken as a sign or omen promising success before or at the start of an event.

an auspicious beginning

When is it sensible to use propitious instead of favorable?

While in some cases nearly identical to favorable, propitious may also apply to beginnings but often implies a continuing favorable condition.

a propitious time for starting a business

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The first known use of favorable was in the 14th century

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“Favorable.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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