unpreferred

adjective

Definition of unpreferred

obsolete
: not advanced or promoted

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First Known Use of unpreferred

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unpreferred

Middle English, from un- entry 1 + preferred, past participle of prefer

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The first known use of unpreferred was in the 15th century

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“Unpreferred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpreferred. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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