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Favorable synonyms

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Giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying
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  1. Giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying
Pleasing or pleasant
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  1. Pleasing or pleasant
  2. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful.
  3. (Colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
Worth having or seeking, as by being useful, advantageous, or pleasing:
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  1. Worth having or seeking, as by being useful, advantageous, or pleasing:
  2. Worth doing or achieving; advisable:
  3. Arousing desire; pleasing, attractive, etc.
Cordially or willingly permitted or invited:
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  1. Cordially or willingly permitted or invited:
  2. Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable or gratifying:
  3. Received with pleasure and hospitality into one's company or home:
Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
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  1. Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
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  1. Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
  2. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; auspicious:
  3. Boding well; favorable; auspicious
Favored by fortune; successful
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  1. Favored by fortune; successful
  2. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious:
  3. Of good omen; boding well for the future; favorable; propitious
(Obsolete) Fitting and proper; suitable.
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  1. (Obsolete) Fitting and proper; suitable.
  2. Adding to one's comfort; easy to do, use, or get to; causing little trouble or work; handy
  3. (Obs.) Appropriate; suitable
Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous:
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  1. Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous:
  2. Producing benefits; advantageous; favorable
  3. Receiving benefit
Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.
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  1. Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.
  2. Providing assistance; useful.
Showing promise of success, excellence, etc.
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  1. Showing promise of success, excellence, etc.
  2. Encouraging and inspiring confidence.
  3. Showing promise, and likely to develop in a desirable fashion.
Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile.
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  1. Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile.
Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation:
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  1. Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation:
  2. Explicitly or openly expressed or laid down:
  3. (Informal) Utter; absolute:
Showing approbation or approval
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  1. Showing approbation or approval
Expressing, using, or resembling a compliment:
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  1. Expressing, using, or resembling a compliment:
  2. Paying or containing a compliment; expressing courtesy, respect, admiration, or praise
  3. With respect to the closing of a letter, formal and professional.
Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation.
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  1. Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation.
Disposed to be kindly, friendly, or sympathetic.
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  1. Disposed to be kindly, friendly, or sympathetic.
  2. Having a pleasant disposition
  3. Inclined to be friendly, kindly, or favorable (toward a person) or receptive (to an idea, etc.)
Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; followed by to, or rarely by with.
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  1. Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; followed by to, or rarely by with.
  2. In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; used adverbially
  3. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful.
Asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer “yes”:
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  1. Asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer “yes”:
  2. Optimistic or hopeful; not negative or cynical
  3. Positive; optimistic:
Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
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  1. Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
Beneficent.
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Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity.
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  1. Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity.
  2. Producing benefit; beneficial.
  3. Showing beneficence; doing good
Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous:
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  1. Producing or promoting a favorable result; advantageous:
  2. Producing benefits; advantageous; favorable
  3. Receiving benefit
Favorable; beneficial.
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  1. Favorable; beneficial.
  2. Kindly or gracious, sometimes in a patronizing way
  3. (Now rare) Kind; gracious; favorable.
In effect; operative:
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  1. In effect; operative:
  2. Pleasant; enjoyable:
  3. Used to form exclamatory phrases expressing surprise or dismay:
Providing assistance; useful.
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  1. Providing assistance; useful.
  2. Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.
  1. Producing a profit.
  2. Yielding profit, gain, or benefit
  3. Yielding profit; advantageous:
Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
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  1. Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
  2. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; auspicious:
  3. Boding well; favorable; auspicious
Favorable to health; wholesome:
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  1. Favorable to health; wholesome:
  2. Effecting or designed to effect an improvement; remedial:
  3. Promoting or conducive to some good purpose; beneficial
At hand; imminent
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  1. At hand; imminent
  2. Being done; in progress
  3. Ready to learn; promising
Being of practical use:
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  1. Being of practical use:
  2. That can be used to advantage; serviceable; helpful; beneficial; often, having practical utility
  3. Having a beneficial use; serviceable:
Of good omen; boding well for the future; favorable; propitious
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  1. Of good omen; boding well for the future; favorable; propitious
  2. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious:
  3. Favored by fortune; successful
Suited or right for a particular purpose:
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  1. Suited or right for a particular purpose:
  2. Right for the purpose; fitting in regard to circumstances
  3. Happening or done at the right time; seasonable; well-timed; timely
Boding well; favorable; auspicious
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  1. Boding well; favorable; auspicious
  2. Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
  3. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; auspicious:
Well-to-do; well-off:
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  1. Well-to-do; well-off:
  2. Having success; flourishing:
  3. Having continued success; prospering; flourishing
In a timely manner; within the time agreed upon; within a reasonable amount of time. In a timely manner; within the time agreed upon; within a reasonable amount of time.
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  1. In a timely manner; within the time agreed upon; within a reasonable amount of time. In a timely manner; within the time agreed upon; within a reasonable amount of time.
  2. Appropriate to the current season of the year.
(Now Rare) Appearing in good time; early
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  1. (Now Rare) Appearing in good time; early
Occurring or done at an opportune time:
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  1. Occurring or done at an opportune time:
  2. Timely; opportune
Favored by fortune; successful
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  1. Favored by fortune; successful
  2. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious:
  3. Of good omen; boding well for the future; favorable; propitious
Not life-threatening or severe, and likely to respond to treatment, as a tumor that is not malignant.
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  1. Not life-threatening or severe, and likely to respond to treatment, as a tumor that is not malignant.
  2. Gentle or kind:
  3. Having little or no detrimental effect; harmless:
Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
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  1. Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
  2. Full of promise and hope; auspicious:
  3. Mentally quick; smart, clever, witty, etc.
Full of light; shining.
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  1. Full of light; shining.
  2. Having or showing keen intelligence, great talent or skill, etc.
  3. Sharp and clear in tone:
Apparently favorable but really false; specious
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  1. Apparently favorable but really false; specious
  2. Moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory:
  3. Of moderately good size
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  1. Presaging happiness.
  2. Lucky, favored by fortune.
  3. Having unexpected good fortune; lucky.
In effect; operative:
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  1. In effect; operative:
  2. Pleasant; enjoyable:
  3. Having the qualities that are desirable or distinguishing in a particular thing:
Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
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  1. Favorably inclined or disposed; gracious
  2. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; auspicious:
  3. Boding well; favorable; auspicious
(Colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
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  1. (Colloquial) Willing; ready to agree or consent.
  2. Ready to consent or submit:
  3. Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful.
Suited to one's needs or nature; agreeable:
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  1. Suited to one's needs or nature; agreeable:
  2. Having the same or very similar nature, personality, tastes, habits or interests
  3. Suited to one's needs or disposition; agreeable
In effect; operative:
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  1. In effect; operative:
  2. Pleasant; enjoyable:
  3. Competent; skilled:
Causing gratitude; welcome; pleasing
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  1. Causing gratitude; welcome; pleasing
  2. Expressing gratitude:
  3. Appreciative of benefits received; thankful:
Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle:
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  1. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle:
  2. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
  3. In good taste
Fair and comfortable:
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  1. Fair and comfortable:
  2. Giving or affording pleasure or enjoyment; agreeable:
  3. Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.
Giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying
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  1. Giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying
Agreeable; gratifying.
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  1. Agreeable; gratifying.
  2. That gives pleasure
  3. Pleasant; enjoyable
Received with pleasure and hospitality into one's company or home:
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  1. Received with pleasure and hospitality into one's company or home:
  2. Used in the expression you're welcome to acknowledge an expression of gratitude.
  3. Giving pleasure or satisfaction; agreeable or gratifying:
Asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer “yes”:
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  1. Asserting that something is true or correct, as with the answer “yes”:
  2. Optimistic or hopeful; not negative or cynical
  3. Positive; optimistic:
Optimistic or constructive:
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  1. Optimistic or constructive:
  2. Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation:
  3. (Informal) Utter; absolute:
Having a particular liking or fondness for something or someone:
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  1. Having a particular liking or fondness for something or someone:
  2. Favoring one person or side over another or others; biased or prejudiced:
  3. Of, relating to, being, or affecting only a part; not total; incomplete:
Offering or allowing a preference
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  1. Offering or allowing a preference
  2. Designating a union shop which gives preference, as by contract, to union members in hiring, layoffs, etc.
  3. Of, relating to, or giving advantage or preference:

Synonym Study

  • Propitious is now usually applied to a circumstance or a time that appears favorable for doing or beginning something a propitious moment
  • Auspicious refers to something regarded as a good omen of some undertaking he made an auspicious debut
  • Favorable applies to that which is distinctly helpful or advantageous in gaining an end a favorable climate for citrus fruits
Find another word for favorable. In this page you can discover 78 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for favorable, like: pleasing, agreeable, desirable, welcome, advantageous, propitious, auspicious, convenient, beneficial, helpful and promising.