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See also: présentable
From Middle French presentable, from Old French, as if present + -able.
presentable (comparative more presentable, superlative most presentable)
- In good enough shape to be shown or offered to other people; tidy; attractive.
- Before we go out, let me just go to the washroom and make myself presentable.
- 1900 May 17, L[yman] Frank Baum, chapter 23, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Ill.; New York, N.Y.: Geo[rge] M. Hill Co., →OCLC:
- Before they went to see Glinda, however, they were taken to a room of the Castle, where Dorothy washed her face and combed her hair, and the Lion shook the dust out of his mane, and the Scarecrow patted himself into his best shape, and the Woodman polished his tin and oiled his joints. When they were all quite presentable they followed the soldier girl into a big room where the Witch Glinda sat upon a throne of rubies.
- Acceptable; worth considering.
- 2023 March 5, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United”, in BBC Sport:
- Liverpool took control of what had been a tight game, with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford missing presentable chances, when former Old Trafford target Cody Gakpo applied a smooth finish to Andy Robertson's perfect pass two minutes before the break.
- (ecclesiastical) Capable of being presented to a church living.
able to be presented
presentable (masculine and feminine plural presentables)
presentable (plural presentables)
- Antonym: impresentable
- “presentable”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014
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