Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly.
- Advantageous; helpful: favorable winds.
- Encouraging; propitious: a favorable diagnosis.
- Manifesting approval; commendatory: a favorable report.
- Winning approval; pleasing: a favorable impression.
- Granting what has been desired or requested: a favorable reply.
- Indulgent or partial: listened with a favorable ear.