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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.
As for remedying that problem, 90 percent of those polled (93 percent of the public-school parents and 86 percent of the nonpublic-school parents) favored action "to improve the quality of the public schools in the poorer states and in the poorer communities." (For the entire poll, 64 percent of the sample had no children in school; 33 percent were public-school parents; and 5 percent were nonpublic-school parents.
Compensation committees of the board were favored by 66"% of the respondents.
After several hours of testimony, it was apparent that some form of blessing for the RBRVS study was favored. By the time the reference committee issued its report on Tuesday, most groups had fallen behind it.
Each year from 2004 to 2015, a majority of Americans said they favored the use of nuclear energy, including a high of 62% in 2010.
Sterling voters favored the Romney-Ryan ticket 2,667 votes to Obama-Biden 2,029 (see story, page 1).
According to the CBS News/New York Times Poll, almost 53 percent Americans said that Romney's policies favored the wealthy, while 11 percent said that his policies favoured the middle class.
The survey found that 66 percent of evangelicals favored the proposal.
While more than 21% of all the taxpayers surveyed could not decide whether they favored a new tax system, only 3% of those who received the guide summary said they were undecided.
Certainly, letting people keep more of their own money is not the same as loosing regulators on them, nor is it the same as doling out other people's money in return for favored behavior.