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Definition of "favored" []

  • Treated or thought of with great kindness or partiality: the favored child. (adjective)
  • Endowed with special gifts, talents, or advantages. (adjective)
  • Having an appearance of a specified kind. Often used in combination: ill-favored; well-favored. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "favored" in a sentence
  • "Instead, it urges "flexicurity," a term favored by EU institutions to describe policies that mix liberalized labor markets with the promise of ample unemployment benefits and retraining for workers who get fired."
  • "The figures released by the central bank this week showed that by the middle of this year, 17 percent of Spanish bank loans to construction companies and real estate developers were troubled - or "doubtful," the term favored by the central bank."
  • "If "contagion," the term favored by policy analysts, spreads widely, governments are going to have trouble borrowing money and repaying their debts; if governments have trouble repaying their debts, the institutions that own those debts-the already stretched European banks-are in serious difficulty."
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