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favored

[fey-verd]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English favo(u)red. See favor, -ed2

favoredly, adverb
favoredness, noun
nonfavored, adjective
unfavored, adjective
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favor
c.1300, from O.Fr. favor, from L. favorem (nom. favor) "good will or support," coined by Cicero from stem of favere "to show kindness to," from PIE *dhegh-/*dhogh- "burn." Meaning "thing given as a mark of favor" is from 1580s. The verb meaning "to regard with favor" is from mid-14c. Related: Favored;
favoring.
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