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  1. regarded or treated with preference or partiality: Her beauty made her the favored child.
  2. enjoying special advantages; privileged: to be born into the favored classes.
  3. of specified appearance (usually used in combination): ill-favored.
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Origin of favored

First recorded in 1350–1400, favored is from the Middle English word favo(u)red. See favor, -ed2
Related formsfa·vored·ly, adverbfa·vored·ness, nounnon·fa·vored, adjectiveun·fa·vored, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unfavored

Historical Examples

  • For many of the wealthiest men have been unfavored of fortune, and many whose means were moderate have had excellent luck.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece


  • 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