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favored (adj.)

1725, "enjoying unusual advantages," past-participle adjective from favor (v.). In compounds or phrases, "-featured, -looking," from c. 1400 (for example, well-favored "good-looking;" worst-favored "ugliest").

updated on September 20, 2018

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Definitions of favored from WordNet

favored (adj.)
preferred above all others and treated with partiality;
the favored child
Synonyms: favorite / favourite / best-loved / pet / preferred / preferent
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