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

Definitions of favoring word

  • noun favoring something done or granted out of goodwill, rather than from justice or for remuneration; a kind act: to ask a favor. 1
  • noun favoring friendly or well-disposed regard; goodwill: to win the favor of the king. 1
  • noun favoring the state of being approved or held in regard: to be in favor at court; styles that are now in favor. 1
  • noun favoring excessive kindness or unfair partiality; preferential treatment: to treat some people with favor and others with neglect. 1
  • noun favoring a gift bestowed as a token of goodwill, kind regard, love, etc., as formerly upon a knight by his lady. 1
  • noun favoring a ribbon, badge, etc., worn in evidence of goodwill or loyalty, as by an adherent of a political party. 1

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Origin of favoring

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English favo(u)r < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin favōr- (stem of favor) goodwill, equivalent to fav(ēre) to be favorably inclined + -ōr- -or1

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Parts of speech for Favoring


favoring popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

favoring usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for favoring

adjective favoring

  • good — Graph-Oriented Object Database
  • pro — in favor of a proposition, opinion, etc.
  • lenient — agreeably tolerant; permissive; indulgent: He tended to be lenient toward the children. More lenient laws encouraged greater freedom of expression.
  • humoring — a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation.
  • propitious — presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.

preposition favoring

  • toward — in the direction of: to walk toward the river.
  • anent — lying against; alongside

noun favoring

  • immoderation — lack of moderation.
  • move up — to pass from one place or position to another.
  • preferment — the act of preferring.
  • indulgence — the act or practice of indulging; gratification of desire.
  • profligate — utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.

Antonyms for favoring

adjective favoring

  • disdainful — full of or showing disdain; scornful.
  • unbigoted — utterly intolerant of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own.
  • nondiscriminatory — characterized by or showing prejudicial treatment, especially as an indication of bias related to age, color, national origin, religion, sex, etc.: discriminatory practices in housing; a discriminatory tax.
  • colored — Something that is colored a particular color is that color.
  • impartial — not partial or biased; fair; just: an impartial judge.

noun favoring

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