preferableness


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pref·er·a·ble

 (prĕf′ər-ə-bəl, prĕf′rə-)
adj.
More desirable or worthy than another; preferred: Coffee is preferable to tea, I think.

pref′er·a·bil′i·ty, pref′er·a·ble·ness n.
pref′er·a·bly adv.
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pervert 1374, pervertibly 1642 (13), pervertibility 1850 (14) prefer 1386, preferably 1729 (13), preferableness 1648 (14)