Definition of 'preferable'
Video: pronunciation of 'preferable'
Example sentences containing 'preferable'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Teaching better driving skills in a safe and controlled environment is far preferable to using public roads. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Teaching better driving skills in a safe and controlled environment is far preferable to using public roads. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One good fiction can often feel infinitely preferable to two stolid facts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Chat is always preferable to chat up. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet ritual care of the skin must surely be preferable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This would surely be preferable to increasing the tuition fees they pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That would surely be preferable to the reluctant creep to the right that he faces otherwise. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet the management group that is uniformly old may be preferable to the one that is uniformly too young. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)The nausea gets worse on an empty stomach so eating little and often may be preferable to large regular meals. Caring for your Unborn Child (1990)The idea of being unfairly put-upon seems to be infinitely preferable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But we won - and winning ugly is always preferable to losing while playing the beautiful game. The Sun (2011)But from my point of view, the experience was far preferable to the first time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It may be preferable for a wife to issue a petition in England. Times, Sunday Times (2006)With his recent bad he will have known faced the prospect of or a nursing and suicide will have been the preferable way out. The Sun (2007)A voluntary scheme would be infinitely preferable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A squeeze of lime is always preferable to lemon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because do-it-yourself is preferable to the way the broadcasters have been doing it to us for far too long. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This may be preferable to an alternative, such as filing for bankruptcy protection or simply ceasing operations altogether. Christianity Today (2000)The myths seem infinitely preferable. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The former seems slightly preferable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I have tried electronic books for pleasure reading, but hard copy books are preferable by far. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The dull and dutiful trials in The Hague seem preferable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is proper for both parties to talk via their host about staggering their attendance times, and far preferable to one being invited and not the other. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And finally, at the risk of getting really heavy, we ought surely to acknowledge that life is not always preferable to death. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Trends of 'preferable'
In Common Usage. preferable is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'preferable'
British English: preferable ADJECTIVE
If you say that one thing is preferable to another, you mean that it is more desirable or suitable.
A big earthquake a long way off is preferable to a smaller one nearby.
Definition of preferable from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.