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ˈprɛf ər ə bəl, ˈprɛf rə- or, often, prɪˈfɜr-prefer·able

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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'"


  1. preferable(Adjective)

    Better than some other option; preferred.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preferable(adj)

    worthy to be preferred or chosen before something else; more desirable; as, a preferable scheme

    Etymology: [Cf. F. prfrable.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preferable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preferable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of preferable in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Chief Executive Alexander Medvedev:

    There has been a lot of talk that LNG from the United States is a panacea (for those looking to switch away) from Russian gas... But at the moment there are more preferable destinations for U.S. LNG than Europe, price will determine the competitiveness of U.S. LNG. I don't see U.S. LNG flowing to Poland or Portugal.

  2. Jean de La Fontaine:

    Nothing is 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. Fran Lebowitz:

    I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.

  5. Aristotle:

    A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

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    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. ectomorphic
    • B. eminent
    • C. arbitrary
    • D. adscripted

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