Definition of presentable in English:

presentable

adjective

  • Clean, smart, or decent enough to be seen in public:

    ‘I did my best to make myself look presentable’
    • ‘For now, I need to make myself presentable and get ready to watch the England vs. Denmark football match.’
    • ‘And Emma kept reminding us to put on makeup and make sure we looked presentable.’
    • ‘I wouldn't say he's especially handsome, although he's reasonably good looking and presentable.’
    • ‘My son wore black shoes, not his trainers, and a black shirt, but this was not presentable enough, apparently.’
    • ‘You will look presentable when you want to look presentable, and today just isn't one of those days.’
    • ‘Everybody likes to be in clean clothes and to look presentable, including the migrant workers.’
    • ‘Ordinary kids, the type most of us have cluttering up our living rooms, are just not genetically programmed to be presentable.’
    • ‘Winning is first, but not far behind is winning in a manner that is presentable and palatable to the public.’
    • ‘We managed to set up the retaining wall near the back fence and our back yard now looks a lot cleaner and presentable than it was before.’
    • ‘Almost an hour passed before Wendy felt presentable enough to leave the ladies' room.’
    • ‘After another half an hour of rushing about, the place was looking quite presentable, then right on time, there was a knock on the door.’
    • ‘They simply go ahead and recruit smartly dressed, presentable presenters.’
    • ‘When settling down in a career, one goes for a smoother, presentable look.’
    • ‘By the time we were finished, the old man's grave looked quite presentable.’
    • ‘In short he really tried hard to make himself presentable, which he knew would help him when he called at houses selling his wares.’
    • ‘In fact, making people look and sound presentable is big business these days.’
    • ‘Despite her addiction, she likes to keep her apartment neat and presentable and says she tries to lead as decent a life as possible.’
    • ‘It was neat, paved and, if not prosperous, at least presentable.’
    • ‘I have recently obtained secondhand copies of the books in question and they turn out to be very presentable indeed.’
    • ‘Unfortunately I can't take my dog to parties, so I need to find a nice, presentable, decent sort of man.’
    tidy, neat, fit to be seen, orderly, straight, clean, spick and span, in good order, in apple-pie order
    smartly dressed, tidily dressed, smart, tidy, of smart appearance, well groomed, dapper, elegant, trim, spruce
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Pronunciation

presentable

/prɪˈzɛntəb(ə)l/