Synonyms and Antonyms of favorable
1 expressing approval <favorable reviews for the movie were few> Synonyms admiring, applauding, appreciative, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, good, positive Related Words accepting, warm; encomiastic, eulogistic, flattering, hagiographic (also hagiographical), laudative, laudatory, panegyrical, praiseful; respectful, supportive, sympathetic; adoring, adulatory, idolizing, worshipful, worshipping (also worshiping); advisory, recommendatory Near Antonyms captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slighting Antonyms adverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly
2 pointing toward a happy outcome <favorable economic conditions for opening a new business> Synonyms auspicious, bright, encouraging, golden, heartening, hopeful, promising, propitious Related Words fortunate, fortuitous, happy, lucky, providential; advantageous, beneficial, profitable, prosperous, salutary Near Antonyms unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous, fatal, ruinous; baleful, dark, dire, direful, doomy, foreboding, gloomy, ill, ill-boding, menacing, minatory, ominous, portentous, sinister, threatening Antonyms dim, discouraging, disheartening, futureless, hopeless, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpromising, unpropitious
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> Synonyms advantageous, benefic, beneficent, benignant, beneficial, friendly, good, helpful, kindly, profitable, salutaryRelated Words gratifying, rewarding, satisfying; auspicious, promising, propitious; advisable, desirable, healthful, healthy, salubrious, salutiferous, wholesome; gainful, lucrative, remunerative; ameliorative, amelioratory, bettering, constructive, supportiveNear Antonyms damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, insalubriousAntonyms bad, disadvantageous, unfavorable, unfriendly, unhelpful, unprofitable
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