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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective More desirable or worthy than another; preferred.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Worthy to be preferred; more desirable.
  • Preferring; exhibiting preference; arising from choice.
  • noun Something which is to be preferred; any object or course of action which is more desirable than others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Worthy to be preferred or chosen before something else; more desirable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Better than some other option; preferred.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective more desirable than another

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