per·​son·​able | \ ˈpərs-nə-bəl How to pronounce personable (audio) , ˈpər-sə-nə-bəl \

Definition of personable

: pleasant or amiable in person : attractive

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Other Words from personable

personableness noun

Examples of personable in a Sentence

The hostess was very personable. He is a personable young man.
Recent Examples on the Web Warren’s more conspicuously wonky and personable brand of progressivism didn’t either. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Democrats are Losing at Political Rhetoric," 2 May 2020 Aside from the very occasional snafu (like having to delete a post) Watkins' work was fun, funny, personable, and meaningful—a good representation of the work the Sussexes were trying to do. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Prince William and Kate Middleton Hire Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Former Social Media Manager," 8 Apr. 2020 The character was a very personable character who has this deep, dark flaw. Myrna Petlicki,, "Shout Out: Francis Guinan of Elmhurst, ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre," 20 Nov. 2019 Those who were living through that time would, a very personable individual and somebody who had reached across the aisle. NBC News, "Transcript: Like It's 1999," 9 Jan. 2020 Raiders fans always have closely identified with their team, maybe because many players seemed so relatable in the 1970s glory days — personable, rugged and perfectly willing to imbibe at local watering holes. Ron Kroichick,, "Raiders’ finale in Oakland punctuates emotional journey for team and fans," 13 Dec. 2019 The personable brawler jumped at the chance to take on Jedrzejczyk, who defended the strawweight belt five times. oregonlive, "Chinese fighter Zhang Weili tops Joanna Jedrzejczyk in brutal, hard-fought battle: UFC 248 recap, results, video highlights," 8 Mar. 2020 Clay-Flores conceded that the four-term commissioner is personable and has long-time friends throughout the county’s largest and most populous commissioner precinct, but said the area deserved someone with more meaningful accomplishments. Bruce Selcraig,, "Bexar County Commissioner Rodriguez in runoff with Clay-Flores," 4 Mar. 2020 In Bryant’s case, the post-basketball chapter of his life offered a more mellow and personable public image. Amira Rose Davis, The New Republic, "A Legacy of Incoherence," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of personable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Personable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of personable

: friendly or pleasant in manner : easy to get along with


per·​son·​able | \ ˈpərs-nə-bəl How to pronounce personable (audio) , ˈpər-sə-nə-bəl \

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: pleasing in appearance or manner

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