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Syllabification: pref·er·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈpref(ə)rəb(ə)l

Definition of preferable in English:


More desirable or suitable: lower interest rates were preferable to higher ones
More example sentences
  • While it would be preferable if the Complainant did so, it is incorrect to imply that only he can do this.
  • It was also viewed as preferable to a sacking which could prompt legal action.
  • I am sure it would be preferable for the local schools and the community orchestra to work in harmony.
better, best, more desirable, more suitable, advantageous, superior, preferred, recommended



Pronunciation: /ˌpref(ə)rəˈbilətē/
Example sentences
  • In ‘Poetry and Religion,’ Jarman argues that ‘Dickinson offers, with true American horse sense, the preferability of a deceptive hope, a fool's errand, to none at all, for it is that which gives illumination.’
  • In some cases, environmental preferability could override cost concerns, giving the advantage to the greener product.
  • A subsequent executive order proclaimed that buying recycled was possible and relatively painless, and dismissed as spurious complaints about the price, preferability and availability of recycled paper.

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