pre·​sent·​able | \pri-ˈzen-tə-bəl \

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 \ noun
presentableness \ pri-​ˈzen-​tə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
presentably \ pri-​ˈzen-​tə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of presentable in a Sentence

I have to make myself presentable before our guests arrive.

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Might as well get him a bunch that are equal parts comfortable and presentable. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, "23 Father’s Day Gift Ideas For All the Impossible-to-Shop-For Dads Out There," 5 June 2018 Motivation is afforded by a 310-horsepower edition of GM’s 3.6-liter V-6, which gets the Enclave from 0 to 60 in a very presentable 6.6 seconds, and then takes it on up to 131 mph. Al Haas,, "Redesigned after 10 years, new Buick Enclave is worth the wait," 28 June 2018 The plants were meant to be used to make the Chamber office look more presentable. Jacob Mcadams, Houston Chronicle, "SJC Chamber members’ donations to replace pilfered plants," 12 June 2018 Unfortunately for Tunisia, Sliti also wasted a few presentable openings., "Panama 1-2 Tunisia: Eagles of Carthage Bow Out of World Cup With Impressive Consolation Win," 28 June 2018 The first presentable opportunity didn’t arrive until the 18th minute, when South Korea captain Kim Young-Gwon was forced to make an excellent saving tackle on Granqvist., "Sweden 1-0 South Korea: Dream Start for Swedes as Granqvist Penalty Breaks Koreans' Resistance," 18 June 2018 Two and a half years of renovations to make the place presentable. David Tamarkin, Bon Appetit, "“I Think We Have a Gay Bar”," 6 June 2018 Then Rajevac's charges finally began to offer an attacking threat - Isaac Vorsah headed narrowly wide from a corner, while both Gyan and Sulley Muntari missed presentable chances., "World Cup Countdown: 6 Days to Go - Ghana Denied Semi Final Place by Cynical & Clinical Uruguay," 8 June 2018 For all their dominance of possession after England had been reduced to ten men, Argentina created only a handful of chances, while both Owen and Tony Adams missed presentable opportunities., "World Cup Countdown: 5 Weeks to Go - England Fall to Argentina Despite Teen Sensation's Wonder Goal," 17 May 2018

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of presentable

: having a satisfactory or pleasing appearance Make yourself presentable.

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