Definition of presentable in English:

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presentable

Pronunciation: /prəˈzen(t)əb(ə)l/

adjective

Clean, well dressed, or decent enough to be seen in public: I did my best to make myself look presentable
More example sentences
  • Unfortunately I can't take my dog to parties, so I need to find a nice, presentable, decent sort of man.
  • My son wore black shoes, not his trainers, and a black shirt, but this was not presentable enough, apparently.
  • Almost an hour passed before Wendy felt presentable enough to leave the ladies' room.
Synonyms
tidy, neat, straight, clean, spick and span, in good order, shipshape
nicely dressed, tidily dressed, smartly dressed, tidy, well groomed, trim, spruce
informal natty

Derivatives

presentability

Pronunciation: /prəˌzen(t)əˈbilədē/
noun
Example sentences
  • But maintaining the ‘presentability ‘of some of the veterans is proving tough.
  • Marc Klaas said the difference could be attributed to the family's ‘presentability.’
  • My presentability is bad, but she is something else.

presentably

Pronunciation: /prəˈzen(t)əblē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • You show up on time, you're presentably dressed and clean shaven, and you dare to admit that you have no interest in money because you're already comfortably off, thanks very much.
  • What did not escape the mind was that the people of Kofifi dressed presentably.
  • I want to dress more presentably.

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Syllabification: pre·sent·a·ble

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