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preferable (adj.)

"worthy to be preferred, more desirable," 1640s (implied in preferableness), from or on model of French préférable, from préfér (see prefer). OED notes that the spelling preferrable is better English but has not prevailed. Related: Preferably; preferability.

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Definitions of preferable

preferable (adj.)
more desirable than another;
coffee is preferable to tea
Synonyms: preferred
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