From French préférable
- (UK) IPA(key): /prɛf.rə.bʊl/, /prɛ.fɜː(r).ə.bʊl/
preferable (comparative more preferable, superlative most preferable)
- Better than some other option; preferred.
2007, Ted Honderich, On political means and social ends, ISBN 0748618406, page 94:
- It is not to the point that an inequality of material goods, at high levels, may not be preferable to an equality of material goods at a lower level, precisely for such reasons as self-respect.
Better than some other option