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1. Treated or thought of with great kindness or partiality: the favored child.
2. Endowed with special gifts, talents, or advantages.
3. Having an appearance of a specified kind. Often used in combination: ill-favored; well-favored.


(ˈfeɪ vərd)

1. regarded or treated with preference or partiality: the favored child.
2. enjoying special advantages; privileged.
3. of specified appearance (usu. used in combination): ill-favored.
fa′vored•ly, adv.
fa′vored•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.favored - preferred above all others and treated with partialityfavored - preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"


1. Given special, usually doting treatment:
2. Being a favorite:
References in classic literature ?
It was near the end of January, 1913, that the changed attitude of the Oligarchy toward the favored unions was made public.
This idea, as I say, was merely carried to its logical conclusion, on a large scale, by the combination of the oligarchs and the favored unions.
As soon as the secret of the defection of the favored unions leaked out, there were rumblings and mutterings in the labor world.
adults favored a proposed 21-day waiting period "to check to see if the prospective owner has a criminal record or has been in a mental institution.
Forty-three percent favored calorie postings in amusement parks.
Province-wise: In Punjab, 51% favored PML-N, 9% PTI, 4% PPP
Nearly 47 percent favored Israel and 11 percent favored the Palestinians in the 30-49 age bracket and 59 percent favored Israel and 11 percent favored the Palestinians in the 50-64 age bracket.
3 : to present with <The author favored us with a copy of her book.
Other recent developments in welding flame lawsuits have favored plaintiffs as well, such as In re Welding Fume Products Liability Litigation.
In general, 55% of parents favored parental notification, and 28% considered it a bad idea.
The university's Media and Research Group released a survey in mid December, showing that 44 percent of respondents favored some restrictions on American Muslims' civil liberties.