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FAVORED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does favored mean? 

FAVORED (adjective)
  The adjective FAVORED has 3 senses:

1. preferred above all others and treated with partiality
2. blessed with advantages
3. supremely favored or fortunate

  Familiarity information: FAVORED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAVORED (adjective)


Sense 1favored [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preferred above all others and treated with partiality

Synonyms:

best-loved; favored; preferent; pet; preferred; favourite; favorite

Context example:

the favored child

Similar:

loved (held dear)


Sense 2favored [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Blessed with advantages

Synonyms:

advantaged; favored

Context examples:

she is more advantaged than her cousin / born into the favored classes

Similar:

privileged (blessed with privileges)


Sense 3favored [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supremely favored or fortunate

Synonyms:

fortunate; favored; golden

Context example:

golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust

Similar:

blessed; blest (highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace))


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