personable

adjective
per·son·able | \ˈpərs-nə-bəl, 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.

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That was some time ago, when the newspaper was in a tower on the northern banks of the Chicago River and Goldstein was an enthusiastic, personable and bright kid who wanted to write. Rick Kogan, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago musician Ken Goldstein had his mind changed about a steel mill. There's now a song and a movie.," 9 July 2018 Only two Bournonville excerpts shone with a singularity that revealed the personable warmth and gestural ease long associated with the company’s dancers. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "A Mixed Bill With Varied Results," 22 June 2018 Also sticking around to sign some autographs after his show, Farr proved to be one of the most personable performers of the weekend yet. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "The 15 Best Moments From CMA Fest 2018 Day 3," 10 June 2018 Rick will be remembered for his warm personable nature, his one-liners, and his ever-present smile. courant.com, "Richard H. Lech," 10 May 2018 Known for being both refined and personable, Carington served as an agriculture minister in Churchill’s post-World War II government. Washington Post, "Peter Carington, last survivor of Churchill govt, dies at 99," 10 July 2018 Known for being both refined and personable, Carington served as an agriculture minister in Churchill's post-World War II government. Fox News, "Peter Carington, last survivor of Churchill govt, dies at 99," 10 July 2018 Known for being both refined and personable, Carington served as an agriculture minister in Churchill’s post-World War II government. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Peter Carington, last survivor of Churchill govt, dies at 99," 10 July 2018 The story of the handsome and personable officer gripped the region and thrusted the Rakow family in the spotlight. Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Erica Rakow signs off from WPLG-Ch. 10," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of personable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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personable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of personable

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

personable

adjective
per·son·able | \ˈpərs-nə-bəl, ˈpər-sə-nə-bəl\

Kids Definition of personable

: pleasing in appearance or manner

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