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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