Preferableness
Preferableness Pref"er*a*ble*ness, n. The quality or state of being preferable. [1913 Webster]

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  • preferableness — See preferability. * * * …   Universalium

  • preferableness — pref·er·a·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • preferableness — bəlnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being preferable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Preferability — Pref er*a*bil i*ty, n. The quality or state of being preferable; preferableness. J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preferable — preferability, preferableness, n. preferably, adv. /pref euhr euh beuhl, pref reuh / or, often, /pri ferr /, adj. 1. more desirable. 2. worthy to be preferred. [1640 50; < F préfsptérable. See PREFER, ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • preferable — /ˈprɛfərəbəl/ (say prefuhruhbuhl), /ˈprɛfrəbəl/ (say prefruhbuhl) adjective 1. worthy to be preferred. 2. more desirable. –preferability /prɛfərəˈbɪləti/ (say prefuhruh biluhtee), preferableness, noun –preferably /ˈprɛfrəbli/ (say prefruhblee),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • preferable — [pref′ər ə bəl] adj. more desirable; to be preferred preferability n. preferableness preferably adv …   English World dictionary

  • preferability — ˌpref(ə)rəˈbiləd.ē, lətē, i noun Etymology: preferable + ity : preferableness …   Useful english dictionary

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