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favorable


fa·vor·a·ble  (fvr--bl, fvr-)
adj.
1. Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds.
2. Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis.
3. Manifesting approval; commendatory: a favorable report.
4. Winning approval; pleasing: a favorable impression.
5. Granting what has been desired or requested: a favorable reply.
6. Indulgent or partial: listened with a favorable ear.

favor·a·ble·ness n.
favor·a·bly adv.
Synonyms: favorable, propitious, auspicious, benign, conducive
These adjectives describe what is indicative of a successful outcome. Favorable can refer to what contributes in a positive way to the attainment of a goal: a favorable review.
Propitious implies a favorable tendency or inclination: Miracles are propitious accidents (George Santayana).
Auspicious refers to what presages good fortune: an auspicious beginning.
Benign applies to people or things that exert a beneficial influence: I lingered round them, under that benign sky . . . and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth (Emily Brontë).
Something conducive leads or contributes to a result, often a desirable one: a quiet place conducive to reading.


favorable  /fevrbl, fevr/  adj. 1 approving, positive: I received a favorable report from the doctor. 2 pleasing: The first day of class, the instructor made a favorable impression on the students. 3 advantageous, conducive: We have favorable weather for our sailing trip now.

Thesaurus: favorable 1 good, encouraging. Ant. negative. 2 good, positive 3 good, fair. Ants.
unfavorable, bad. favorable

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