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preferable

adjective
     
pref‧e‧ra‧ble
better or more suitable:
For this dish, fresh herbs and garlic are preferable.
In warm weather, clothes made of natural fabrics are infinitely preferable (=much better).
preferable to (doing) something
Being taught in a small group is far preferable to being in a large, noisy classroom.

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