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favorite

noun

1 favorite

Something regarded with special favor or liking:
— That book is one of my favorites.

synonym: favourite.



2 favorite

A special loved one.

synonyms: darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favourite, pet.

Roget 897: love; fondness etc. adj.; liking; inclination etc. (desire) 865; regard, dilection, admiration, fancy.    affection, ... show more

Roget 899: favorite, pet, cosset, minion, idol, jewel, spoiled child, enfant gat_e [Fr.]; led captain; crony; fondling; apple of one's eye, man after one's own heart; persona grata.    ... show more

Dutch: favoriet, liefje, lieveling, scheet, snoes, troetelkind, uitverkorene, vlam

3 favorite

A competitor thought likely to win.

synonyms: favourite, front-runner.

Dutch: favoriet
Polish: faworyt

adjective

1 favorite

Appealing to the general public:
— A favorite tourist attraction.

synonym: favourite.

Roget 829: causing pleasure etc. v.; laetificant; pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef, lief, acceptable; ... show more

Polish: ukochany, ulubiony

2 favorite

Preferred above all others and treated with partiality.

synonyms: best-loved, favored, favourite, pet, preferent, preferred.

Roget 897: loving etc. v.; fond of; taken with, struck with; smitten, bitten; attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed etc. v.; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: accepted, acclaimed, admired, admitted, adored, advocated, applauded, approved, backed, beloved, cherished, choice, chosen, cosset, cried up, darling, dear, dearly beloved, entry, esteemed ... show more.

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