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

Other Words from presentable

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

Examples of presentable in a Sentence

I have to make myself presentable before our guests arrive.
Recent Examples on the Web Garments that need dry cleaning and ironing to be presentable are probably not a good idea. New York Times, 29 Apr. 2022 The procedure is priced anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000, and patients can expect to look presentable within three weeks, with full healing typical in three months or less. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Mar. 2022 There's a lot of commentary about women's unseen emotional labor — getting their makeup done, getting their hair done, just being presentable. Amanda Mitchell,, 21 Mar. 2022 Make sure their vehicle is presentable and a good reflection of that company. ... Steve Metsch,, 4 Mar. 2022 And that is in the city’s historic center, which local authorities try to keep presentable for tourists. Giovanni Legorano, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 It’s about making technical writing clear and presentable. Marc Bona, cleveland, 20 Jan. 2022 The apparel brand nailed designing work clothes that are both comfortable and presentable. Omaid Homayun, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 We were expected to dress to impress, to not only be presentable to the public, but enticing. Niko Stratis, SPIN, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 18 May. 2022.

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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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