1. encouraging or approving or pleasing

- a favorable reply

- he received a favorable rating

- listened with a favorable ear

Similar word(s): affirmative, affirmatory, complimentary, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, approving, plausive, indulgent, good, favourable

2. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate

- the days were fair and the winds were favorable

Similar word(s): propitious, following, favourable

3. presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome

- a favorable time to ask for a raise

Similar word(s): propitious, favourable, golden, lucky, prosperous

4. giving an advantage

Similar word(s): beneficial, good, plus, positive, preferential, expedient, opportune, profitable, advantageous, favourable

Sentences with favorable as an adjective:

- The candidate wearing the business suite made a favorable impression.

- We made quick progress, due to favorable winds.

- She says that she was born under a favorable star.