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