pre·​sent·​able | \ pri-ˈzen-tə-bəl How to pronounce presentable (audio) \

Definition of presentable

1 : capable of being presented
2 : being in condition to be seen or inspected especially by the critical

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Other Words from presentable

presentability \ pri-​ˌzen-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce presentability (audio) \ noun
presentableness \ pri-​ˈzen-​tə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce presentableness (audio) \ noun
presentably \ pri-​ˈzen-​tə-​blē How to pronounce presentably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of presentable in a Sentence

I have to make myself presentable before our guests arrive.
Recent Examples on the Web For the influencers and street style stars who flocked to the Danish capital for the Spring 2019 collections, looking presentable while profusely sweating became the primary challenge. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "At a Scorching Copenhagen Fashion Week, These Handheld Fans Were All the Rage," 13 Aug. 2018 Bare trees may show areas of your home that are usually hidden; make sure these areas are clean and presentable., cleveland, "7 tips for selling your home during the holidays," 14 Dec. 2019 There was just enough time for Alessandro Del Piero to make the scoreline look more presentable with his first goal of the World Cup., "Marcello Lippi: Montecristo Cigars, Neapolitan Dreams, Scuddeti in Turin & Gli Azzurri's World Cup," 3 Aug. 2019 Their most recent match against Kortrijk saw Kompany's side concede four goals in the first-half, while strikes from Samir Nasri and Michel Vlap only made the scoreline slightly more presentable for the club., "Vincent Kompany Makes Decision on Player-Manager Role Following Poor Start at Anderlecht," 22 Aug. 2019 Tradesy, founded in 2012, is a peer-to-peer market too, but offers some assistance to sellers, helping them make photos presentable and sending them shipping kits. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "There’s never been a better time—or more need—to buy your clothes used," 16 Aug. 2019 By the time laundry day rolls around, putting together a presentable outfit has become a near-Herculean task. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Paris Hilton Does Laundry Day as Only She Can," 8 Feb. 2019 Youth artists had to apply and maintain an inventory of presentable wares that could be offered in an appealing commercial setting, resulting in shopper business transactions, Degliantoni said. Karie Angell Luc,, "Evanston Made Kids encourages families to create art together," 11 June 2019 Scene at the Center restaurant opens two hours before curtain, so everything has to be presentable before then. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "One year after the fire, Kentucky Center is still picking up the pieces," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of presentable

circa 1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of presentable was circa 1626

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“Presentable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of presentable

: in good enough condition to be seen by someone : not too dirty, messy, etc., to be seen


pre·​sent·​able | \ pri-ˈzen-tə-bəl How to pronounce presentable (audio) \

Kids Definition of presentable

: having a satisfactory or pleasing appearance Make yourself presentable.

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