View synonyms for presentable


[ pri-zen-tuh-buhl ]


  1. that may be presented.
  2. suitable or socially acceptable in appearance, dress, manners, etc., as for being introduced into society:

    a presentable young man.

    Synonyms: acceptable, proper, becoming

  3. of sufficiently good, clothed, or clean appearance; fit to be seen:

    Are you presentable now?


/ prɪˈzɛntəbəl /


  1. fit to be presented or introduced to other people
  2. fit to be displayed or offered

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Derived Forms

  • preˈsentably, adverb
  • preˈsentableness, noun

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Other Words From

  • pre·senta·bili·ty pre·senta·ble·ness noun
  • pre·senta·bly adverb
  • nonpre·senta·bili·ty noun
  • nonpre·senta·ble adjective
  • nonpre·senta·ble·ness noun
  • nonpre·senta·bly adverb
  • unpre·senta·ble adjective
  • unpre·senta·ble·ness noun
  • unpre·senta·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of presentable1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; present 2, -able

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Example Sentences

Using a few tricks of the trade, SAVEUR’s go-to meat guy explains his own method for getting beautiful, moist, and tender cuts onto a presentable platter fit for the holiday table.

To be taken more seriously, Sanders started putting on mascara and deliberately looking more presentable before leaving her home.

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Even when the board transitioned to virtual meetings, he could barely get out of bed and make himself presentable for Zoom.

We must be in full uniform, with shoes on and as presentable as possible, or so I think.

This will answer calls in audio mode, with the option to turn on video later if you’re feeling presentable.

I was basically un-presentable for the whole time we made that movie.

We as women always want to look nice and presentable, but there is a balance there.

A few moments given to making the hair smooth and presentable without any covering, will not be wasted.

Do go, and brush your hair, and put on another frock, and make yourself presentable.

Kathlyn found a presentable carriage, and with her luggage pressing about her feet directed the driver to the Great Eastern Hotel.

Having been assured that it was in a presentable condition, Jim walked boldly up to the door and knocked.

With the widow's ready aid Polly Candage had made her own attire presentable once more.


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