favored, adj. 1. preferred, pet, favorite, choice, chosen, selected; recommended, liked, Inf. highly touted. See - favorite (def. 3).
2. privileged, advantaged, prosperous, well-off, affluent; elite, noble, elect, cream of the crop; preeminent, dominant, prevailing, on top, influential; licensed, exempt, immune, unliable, unaccountable.
favorite, n. 1. preference, choice, predilection; idol, god, hero, star; apple of [s.o.'s] eye, man or woman after one's heart, fair-haired boy or girl, jewel; darling, dearest, beloved, dear, Inf. duck, honey, sweetheart; minion, yes-man, apple polisher, Inf. sweet-talker, Inf bootlicker, pet, cosset; spoiled person, brat.
2. (all usu. sports) front-runner, choice, probable winner, overdog.
-adj. 3. chosen, choice, preferred, favored, especially liked, selected, welcomed, pet; popular, lionized, in; ideal, utopian, fair-haired; to one's liking, to one's taste, to one's heart.
favoritism, n. 1. partiality, bias, prejudice, prepossession; one-sidedness, unilateralism, unilaterality; partisanship, partisanry, partisanism, nepotism; inequity, unfairness, unjustness, injustice.
2. preference, predilection; inclination, bent, leaning, penchant, proclivity, weakness for; undispassionateness, undetachment.
fawn, v. kowtow, bow, bow before, bow and scrape, stoop, crouch; kneel, fall on one's knees, fall at the feet of, prostrate oneself; grovel, crawl, creep, creep before, slither, SI. Tom; cringe, cower, squirm; toady, toady to, truckle, truckle to, toadeat, fawn upon, SI. fall all over, wheedle, puff, puff up, inflate, blow up, SI. suck up to, SI. play up to, SI. shine up to, Inf apple-polish, SI. butter up, SI. brown-nose, SI. earn brownie points; lickspittle, lick [s.o.'s] shoes, lick or kiss [s.o.'sj feet, Inf. be a yes man to, agree to anything, SI. bootlick, court, pay court to, curry favor, dance attendance upon.
fawner, n. toady, toadeater, sycophant, flatterer, fawning flatterer, truckler, tufthunter, courtier, wheedler, puffer, backslapper, backscratcher, time-server, Inf. apple-polisher, SI. brown-nose, SI. brown-noser, SI. brownie, Obs., Rare, blander, Archaic, pick-thank; parasite, leech, sponge, sponger, hanger-on; flunky, lackey, yes-man, jackal, spaniel, bootlick, bootlicker, footlicker, lickspit, lickspittle, kowtower, Uncle Tom, Tom, SI. oreo, cringer, groveler, sniveler.
fawning, adj. 1. servile, slavish, obsequious, Obs. obsequent, subservient, menial, Obs., Rare, vernile; submissive, docile, unassertive, compliant, acquiescent, deferential, Tomish, Uncle Tomish, tractable, mealy-mouthed; groveling, crawling, creeping, slithering; kowtowing, crouching, stooping, bowing, bowing and scraping; whining, whimpering, sniveling.
2. sycophantic, sycophantical, sycophantish, toady-ish, toadying, toadeating, flattering, truckling, wheedling, ingratiating, timeserving, SI. bootlicking, SI. footlicking, Inf. apple-polishing, SI. brown-nosing, Obs. blanding, Obs., Rare, blandiloquous; buttery, candied, unctuous, oily, honey-mouthed, smooth-talking, sweet-talking, smooth-tongued, Rare, blandilo-quent.