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What's a generic word for someone who has been given a lot [of good things]?

We were playing a party game last night wherein we were to describe our life in one word. Later, as we drove home, my wife said the idea she wanted to get across was that she received a lot in different areas of her life, but that the word 'blessed' wasn't quite the right word. Blessed has too much connotation of set apart or special. Is there a word for a person that has been given many good things without being especially deserving or noteworthy as an individual?

(Note: I do think she is special and wonderful, but that doesn't help us think of a word that fit the description)

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"Lucky" doesn't sound fancy but does the job. –  minitech May 30 '12 at 5:15

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How about favoured (or favored if you're American)? To me that implies that you've received a lot, without specifying money, and also without implying either way whether you're deserving or not.

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I like "fortunate". Do you remember the great song "Fortunate son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival?:

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand

Lord, don't they help themselves, oh

But when the taxman comes to the door

Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no

It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no

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I can think of enriched or over-privileged, but neither is a perfect fit.

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I would opt for God's pet— quite tongue-in-cheek, but like teacher's pet.

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Is this an idiom or something you made up yourself? –  p.s.w.g Jul 15 '13 at 7:53

I'd prefer the word fortuitous.

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