encouraging or approving or pleasing
"a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"
invidious, inconvenient, adverse, admonishing, hostile, unpropitious, reproachful, admonitory, reproving, inauspicious, untoward, disapproving, unfavorable, contrary, unfavourable, discriminatory
(of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
"the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
admonitory, admonishing, hostile, inconvenient, adverse, reproachful, unfavorable, unfavourable, reproving, unpropitious, contrary, invidious, inauspicious, discriminatory, untoward, disapproving
golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperous(adj)
presaging or likely to bring good luck
"a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
flourishing, thriving, well-heeled, well-disposed, gilded, easy, aureate, fortunate, friendly, well-situated, well-to-do, halcyon, palmy, booming, well-off, favourable, prosperous, gold, comfortable, roaring, lucky, gilt, prospering, well-fixed, golden
unpropitious, unfavourable, unfavorable, untoward, disapproving, admonitory, admonishing, inauspicious, reproving, discriminatory, contrary, invidious, adverse, reproachful, hostile, inconvenient
friendly, favorable, well-disposed(adj)
inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile
"a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"
admonishing, untoward, invidious, discriminatory, unfavourable, adverse, unpropitious, inconvenient, unfavorable, hostile, reproving, disapproving, inauspicious, contrary, admonitory, reproachful
occurring at a convenient or suitable time
"an opportune time to receive guests"
unfavorable, invidious, reproachful, admonitory, disapproving, adverse, reproving, discriminatory, admonishing, hostile, unpropitious, unfavourable, untoward, inauspicious, contrary, inconvenient
pleasing, encouraging or approving
The candidate wearing the business suite made a favorable impression.
useful or helpful
We made quick progress, due to favorable winds.
convenient or at a suitable time; opportune
The rain stopped at a favourable time for our tennis match.
auspicious or lucky
She says that she was born under a favorable star.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.
accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed
adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike
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