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

Definition of personable

: pleasant or amiable in person : attractive

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 Bezos, on the other hand, doesn’t come across as personable. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 29 June 2021 In recent years, though, Woods has become infinitely more personable. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Apr. 2022 Phillips, who reported regularly for the Guardian, was a lanky, personable man, married to a Brazilian woman, Alessandra Sampaio. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 28 June 2022 However, writing and sending a letter requires more effort and is considered more personable and formal. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 14 June 2022 Petzing, promoted this year from tight ends coach, has found Watson to be as coachable and personable as folks described him. cleveland, 8 June 2022 Plan 75‘s young recruitment agent is played by the handsome and personable young Japanese actor Hayato Isomura. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2022 Talking to her feels like talking to your best friend—if your best friend was a cool, personable multihyphenate taking Hollywood by storm. Kimberly Truong, Glamour, 23 June 2022 Set largely among kids, and also in the home of Paul’s scruffy and combative Jewish family, the movie is bustling, personable, anecdotal — and also something that Gray hardly ever is, which is funny. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 19 May 2022 See More

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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 9 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of personable

: pleasing in appearance or manner

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