Synonyms of 'preferably'
ideallyDictionary, if possible, rather
Take exercise, preferably in the fresh air.
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If you say that ideally a particular thing should happen or be done, you mean that this is what you would like to happen or be done, but you know that this may not be possible or practical.
People should, ideally, eat much less fat and sugar.
I'd rather stay at home than fight against the holiday crowds.
They would sooner die than stay in London.
Thesaurus for preferably from the Collins English Thesaurus
ideally; by preference ; if one had a choice