would sooner

would sooner

Would rather. Often used to show one's disgust or displeasure with a potential event, outcome, or course of action. I would sooner join the nunnery than go on another date with John! His arrogance was positively repulsive! Susie just has no interest in softball this year. I think she would sooner spend her afternoons at the library than on the field.
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I, etc. would sooner do something (than something else)

I, etc. would prefer to do something (than do something else): She’d sooner share a house with other students than live at home with her parents.
See also: something, sooner
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5 : by choice : willingly <I would sooner walk than ride.
I believe that if the project has to be built, I would sooner have it built by Newhall Land and Farming.
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