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PREFERRED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preferred mean? 

PREFERRED (adjective)
  The adjective PREFERRED has 2 senses:

1. more desirable than another
2. preferred above all others and treated with partiality

  Familiarity information: PREFERRED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREFERRED (adjective)


Sense 1preferred [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

More desirable than another

Synonyms:

preferable; preferred

Context examples:

coffee is preferable to tea / Danny's preferred name is 'Dan'

Similar:

desirable (worth having or seeking or achieving)


Sense 2preferred [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preferred above all others and treated with partiality

Synonyms:

best-loved; favored; pet; preferent; favorite; favourite; preferred

Context example:

the favored child

Similar:

loved (held dear)


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