(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. auspicious, propitious, advantageous, opportune, commendatory, well-inclined; affirmative. See occasion, aid. Ant., unfavorable, disadvantageous.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Winning favor]
Syn. pleasing, agreeable, deSirable, welcome; see pleasant 2 .
2. [Displaying suitable or promising qualities]
Syn. advantageous, propitious, auspicious, convenient, beneficial, helpful, promising, boding well; see also helpful 1 , hopeful 2 .
3. [Commendatory]
Syn. approving, commending, positive, approbative, approbatory, assenting, agreeing, recommendatory, complimentary, acclamatory, well-disposed, in favor of, agreeable, in one's favor, affirmative.
Syn.- favorable applies to that which is distinctly helpful or advantageous in gaining an end [ a favorable climate for citrus fruits ] ; auspicious refers to something regarded as a good omen of some undertaking [ he made an auspicious debut ] ; propitious is now usually applied to a circumstance or a time that appears favorable for doing or beginning something [ a propitious moment ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. approving commending, friendly, good, kind, sympathetic, complimentary, affirmative, enthusiastic.
2. helpful advantageous, beneficial, profitable, useful, auspicious, propitious, fortunate, convenient, timely, opportune, lucky.
ANT.: 1. disapproving, negative, unfriendly. 2. unfavorable, adverse, untimely
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Affording benefit: advantageous, benefk, beneficent, beneficial, benignant, good, helpful, profitable, propitious, salutary, toward, useful. See HELP. 2. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: auspicious, opportune, propitious, prosperous, seasonable, timely, well-timed. See LUCK. 3. Indicative of future success or full of promise: auspicious, benign, bright, brilliant, fair, fortunate, good, propitious. See LUCK. 4. To one's liking: agreeable, congenial, good, grateful, gratifying, nice, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome. See LIKE. 5. Giving assent: affirmative, positive. See AFFIRM. 6. Disposed to favor one over another: partial, preferential. See FAIR.

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  • favorable — 1. Cuando significa ‘que favorece’, la persona o cosa favorecida se expresa mediante un complemento con a o para: «Los proyectos están suspendidos en tanto no haya una solución favorable a la empresa» (Proceso [Méx.] 25.8.96); «El empate es [...] …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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