# Underfull/overfull preference

When long words at the end of a line cannot be hyphenated (for example when hyphenation is suppressed with \mbox{}), LaTeX could either have the tendency to make lines overfull or the tendency to make them underfull.

Is there a way to define for a paragraph or a short block of text (in which I want to list some longer technical terms), that I prefer underfull lines?

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Use \sloppy before the paragraph and \fussy after the paragraph (leave an empty line before the paragraph before \fussy) –  Guido Sep 21 '12 at 22:16
@Guido: Thank you very much! That worked for me. –  Wolfram Sep 22 '12 at 18:50