more desirable

See: preferable
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless," interrupted the Tin Woodman, "a good heart is, I believe, much more desirable than education or brains.
He also took leave of his son and grandchildren, and died sincerely glad that he was relieving his son and daughter-in-law of the burden of having to feed him, and that he was now really passing from this life of which he was weary into that other life which every year and every hour grew clearer and more desirable to him.
All of which made him more desirable to Saxon and less possible.
Simpson, who ordinarily sat elsewhere at the town's expense), they warmed themselves rapturously in the vision of the banquet lamp, which speedily be- came to them more desirable than food, drink, or clothing.