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presentable

[pri-zen-tuh-buh l] /prɪˈzɛn tə bəl/
adjective
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.
3.
of sufficiently good, clothed, or clean appearance; fit to be seen:
Are you presentable now?
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see present2, -able
Related forms
presentability, presentableness, noun
presentably, adverb
nonpresentability, noun
nonpresentable, adjective
nonpresentableness, noun
nonpresentably, adverb
unpresentable, adjective
unpresentableness, noun
unpresentably, adverb
Synonyms
2. becoming, proper, acceptable.
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presentable

/prɪˈzɛntəbəl/
adjective
1.
fit to be presented or introduced to other people
2.
fit to be displayed or offered
Derived Forms
presentableness, presentability, noun
presentably, adverb
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presentable

adj.

mid-15c., of a benefice; also, in law, "liable to formal charge of wrongdoing," from present (v.) + -able. Meaning "suitable in appearance" is from 1800. Related: Presentably.

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