UK [ˈfeɪvə(r)d] / US [ˈfeɪvərd] adjective
1) receiving better treatment than other people in a way that seems unfair

the special status enjoyed by a favoured son

2) preferred or chosen

the Prime Minister's favoured candidate for the post

3) a favoured place has qualities that make it attractive

The city is making the most of its favoured situation.

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  • favoured — adjective treated or regarded with partiality See Also: favour …   Wiktionary

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