Synonyms and Antonyms of favorable

  1. 1 expressing approval favorable reviews for the movie were few Synonyms of favorable admiring, applauding, appreciative, approbatory, approving, commendatory, complimentary, friendly, good, positive Words Related to favorable 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 of favorable captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), censuring, critical, faultfinding, hypercritical, overcritical; belittling, contemptuous, disdainful, disparaging, scornful, slighting Antonyms of favorable adverse, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, disapproving, inappreciative, negative, unappreciative, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unflattering, unfriendly

  2. 2 pointing toward a happy outcome favorable economic conditions for opening a new business Synonyms of favorable auspicious, bright, encouraging, golden, heartening, hopeful, promising, propitious Words Related to favorable fortunate, fortuitous, happy, lucky, providential; advantageous, beneficial, profitable, prosperous, salutary Near Antonyms of favorable 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 of favorable dim, discouraging, disheartening, futureless, hopeless, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpromising, unpropitious

  3. 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 of favorable advantageous, benefic, beneficent, benignant, beneficial, friendly, good, helpful, kindly, profitable, salutaryWords Related to favorable gratifying, rewarding, satisfying; auspicious, promising, propitious; advisable, desirable, healthful, healthy, salubrious, salutiferous, wholesome; gainful, lucrative, remunerative; ameliorative, amelioratory, bettering, constructive, supportiveNear Antonyms of favorable damaging, deleterious, harmful, injurious, insalubriousAntonyms of favorable bad, disadvantageous, unfavorable, unfriendly, unhelpful, unprofitable

Synonym Discussion of favorable

favorable, auspicious, propitious 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
auspicious applies to something taken as a sign or omen promising success before or at the start of an event.
    • an auspicious beginning
propitious may also apply to beginnings but often implies a continuing favorable condition.
    • a propitious time for starting a business

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