|1.||[ adjective ] at a convenient or suitable time|
"an opportune time to receive guests"
|2.||[ adjective ] (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate|
"the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
|Related terms:||unfavorable following propitious|
|3.||[ adjective ] encouraging or approving or pleasing|
"a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"
|Related terms:||unfavorable indulgent high approving pleasing approbative good complimentary affirmative|
|4.||[ adjective ] tending to favor or bring good luck|
|Synonyms:||favorable encouraging lucky prosperous auspicious|
"miracles are auspicious accidents" "encouraging omens" "a favorable time to ask for a raise" "lucky stars" "a prosperous moment to make a decision"