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[fey-verd] /ˈfeɪ vərd/
regarded or treated with preference or partiality:
Her beauty made her the favored child.
enjoying special advantages; privileged:
to be born into the favored classes.
of specified appearance (usually used in combination):
Origin of favored
First recorded in 1350-1400, favored is from the Middle English word favo(u)red. See favor, -ed2
Related forms
favoredly, adverb
favoredness, noun
nonfavored, adjective
unfavored, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For many of the wealthiest men have been unfavored of fortune, and many whose means were moderate have had excellent luck.

  • But I have not now the honor to be a rival of Mr. Percival's, even as an unfavored suitor; you did not comply with my condition.

    Dorothy and other Italian Stories Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Pas un fruit, said a countryman of Pierre Dupont in writing about our unfavored island, pas un fruit ne mrit dans ce pays.

    Human Intercourse Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • She is a fortunate girl, for if I were not such a one as I am, I should have little sympathy for the unfortunate and unfavored.

  • Is the Donna Violetta to quit the roof of her father with as little warning as an unfavored dependant?

    The Bravo J. Fenimore Cooper
  • And for their less fortunate brothers and sisters, the unfavored laborers, the driven people of the abyss, they cared nothing.

    The Iron Heel Jack London

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