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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-verd]
    • /ˈfeɪ vərd/
    • /ˈfeɪ.vər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-verd]
    • /ˈfeɪ vərd/

Definitions of favored word

  • adjective favored regarded or treated with preference or partiality: Her beauty made her the favored child. 1
  • adjective favored enjoying special advantages; privileged: to be born into the favored classes. 1
  • adjective favored of specified appearance (usually used in combination): ill-favored. 1
  • noun favored something done or granted out of goodwill, rather than from justice or for remuneration; a kind act: to ask a favor. 1
  • noun favored friendly or well-disposed regard; goodwill: to win the favor of the king. 1
  • noun favored the state of being approved or held in regard: to be in favor at court; styles that are now in favor. 1

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Origin of favored

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, favored is from the Middle English word favo(u)red. See favor, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Favored


favored popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for favored

adj favored

  • recommended — to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably: to recommend an applicant for a job; to recommend a book.
  • selected — to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
  • preferred — to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken.
  • chosen — Chosen is the past participle of choose.
  • pet — a fit of peevishness, sulking, or bad mood.

adjective favored

  • favorite — a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference: That song is an old favorite of mine.
  • ideal — a standard of perfection or excellence.
  • number one — oneself, especially one's own well-being or interests: to look out for number one.
  • in — (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park.
  • popular — regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.

Antonyms for favored

adj favored

  • unpopular — not popular; disliked or ignored by the public or by persons generally.
  • disfavored — unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.

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