"favourite" in the noun sense
1. front-runner, favorite, favourite
a competitor thought likely to win
2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky
a special loved one
3. favorite, favourite
something regarded with special favor or liking
"that book is one of my favorites"
"favourite" in the adjective sense
1. favorite, favourite
appealing to the general public
"a favorite tourist attraction"
2. favored, favorite, favourite, best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent
preferred above all others and treated with partiality
"the favored child"
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