HyperDic: preferential

English > 1 sense of the word preferential:
ADJECTIVEallpreferential, discriminatorymanifesting partiality
preferential > pronunciation
Soundspreh.fereh'nchahl; preh.fereh'nshahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > preferential: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningmanifesting partiality.
Examples
  • "preferential tariff rates"
  • "preferential treatment"
  • "a preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"
Synonymdiscriminatory
Broaderadvantageous, favorable, favourableGiving an advantage
Spanishdiscriminatorio, preferencial, preferente
Catalandiscriminatori, preferencial, preferent
Nounspreferencea predisposition in favor of something
Adverbspreferentiallyin a preferential manner

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