Synonyms of favourite in English:

favourite


See definition of favourite

adjective

1‘Laura was his favourite aunt’

SYNONYMS

best-loved, most-liked, favoured, dearest, treasured, pet, special, closest to one's heart

preferred, chosen, choice, ideal

of choice

informal fav

ANTONYMS

least-liked


noun

1‘Brutus was always Caesar's favourite’

SYNONYMS

first choice, choice, pick, preference, pet, beloved, darling

idol, hero, god, goddess, gem, jewel, jewel in the crown

informal fav, blue-eyed boy, golden boy, teacher's pet, the apple of one's eye

North American informal fair-haired boy

ANTONYMS

bête noire

2‘the favourite fell at the very first fence’

SYNONYMS

expected winner, probable winner, front runner

ANTONYMS

underdog