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Synonyms for preferable
ˈprɛf ər ə bəl, ˈprɛf rə- or, often, prɪˈfɜr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preferable, preferred(adj)

    more desirable than another

    "coffee is preferable to tea"; "Danny's preferred name is `Dan'"

    Synonyms:
    best-loved, pet, preferred, favored, favorite(a), preferent, favourite(a)

    Antonyms:
    unwanted, undesirable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preferable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    more eligible, more desirable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "preferable":

    preferred, better, desirable, advisable, favorite, best

How to pronounce preferable?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

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#19274preferable
#21263advisable

How to use preferable in a sentence?

  1. Charles Cooley:

    When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation. It is like obedience to some external authority; any clear way, though it lead to death, is mentally preferable to the tangle of uncertainty.

  2. Jean de La Fontaine:

    Nothing more dangerous than a friend without discretion even a prudent enemy is preferable.

  3. Tom Hanks:

    Its not an agenda, theres no strategy to it, i worked briefly with Keanu [Reeves], he has a wonderful answer to this question: How is it to be so well regarded? He says Well its preferable to the alternative, which is true.

  4. Stella Abraham:

    There are various reasons why more rural areas are less popular, the majority of people living in Hong Kong have long working hours, so a shorter commute is preferable -- it gets them home quicker at the end of the day.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Il est préférable d'avoir la vérité honnête sans vergogne que les mensonges apologétiques, en tout temps et partout dans le monde, à mon avis. - Deo.


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