Favourable vs Favourableness - What's the difference?

favourable | favourableness |


As an adjective favourable

is pleasing, encouraging or approving.

As a noun favourableness is

the state or condition of being favourable.

favourable

English

Alternative forms

* favorable (chiefly US )

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • pleasing, encouraging or approving
  • The candidate wearing the business suit made a favourable impression.
  • useful or helpful
  • We made quick progress, due to favourable 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 favourable star.

    Synonyms

    * (pleasing ): approving, encouraging, good, pleasing * (useful ): advantageous, helpful, useful * (opportune ): convenient, good, handy, opportune, suitable * (auspicious ): auspicious, fortunate, lucky

    Antonyms

    * (pleasing ): bad, discouraging, displeasing, unfavourable * (useful ): unhelpful * (opportune ): bad, inconvenient, inopportune, unsuitable * (auspicious ): inauspicious, unfavourable, unlucky

    Derived terms

    * unfavourable

    favourableness

    English

    Alternative forms

    * favorableness

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state or condition of being favourable.