personable

[ pur-suh-nuh-buh l ]
/ ˈpɜr sə nə bəl /

adjective

of pleasing personal appearance; handsome or comely; attractive.
having an agreeable or pleasing personality; affable; amiable; sociable.

Nearby words

  1. person-to-person,
  2. person-year,
  3. persona,
  4. persona grata,
  5. persona non grata,
  6. personae,
  7. personage,
  8. personal,
  9. personal care,
  10. personal column

Origin of personable

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at person, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for personable

personable

/ (ˈpɜːsənəbəl) /

adjective

pleasant in appearance and personality
Derived Formspersonableness, nounpersonably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for personable

personable

adj.

"pleasing in one's person," early 15c., from person + -able, or else from Middle French personable. Related: Personably.

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