adjective Date: circa 1626 1. capable of being presented 2. being in condition to be seen or inspected especially by the critical • presentability nounpresentableness nounpresentably adverb

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  • présentable — [ prezɑ̃tabl ] adj. • 1530; « présent » v. 1190; de présenter 1 ♦ (Choses) Qui est digne d être présenté, donné. Ce plat n est pas présentable. 2 ♦ (Personnes) Qui peut paraître en public. Si elle s était « habituée à porter chaque nouvelle mode …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Presentable — Pre*sent a*ble, a. [Cf. F. pr[ e]sentable.] 1. Capable or admitting of being presented; suitable to be exhibited, represented, or offered; fit to be brought forward or set forth; hence, fitted to be introduced to another, or to go into society;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presentable — index admissible, passable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • presentable — (adj.) mid 15c., of a benefice; also, in law, liable to formal charge of wrongdoing, from PRESENT (Cf. present) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able). Meaning suitable in appearance is from 1800. Related: Presentably …   Etymology dictionary

  • presentable — [adj] respectable; fit to be seen acceptable, attractive, becoming, decent, fit, good enough*, not bad*, okay*, passable, prepared, proper, satisfactory, suitable, tolerable; concepts 558,579 Ant. ugly, unacceptable, unfit, unpresentable …   New thesaurus

  • presentable — adj. Que está en condiciones de presentarse o ser presentado …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • presentable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ clean, smart, or decent enough to be seen in public …   English terms dictionary

  • presentable — [prē zent′ə bəl, prizent′ə bəl] adj. [ML praesentabilis] 1. capable of being presented; suitable for presentation 2. in proper or suitable attire, order, etc. for being seen, met, etc. by others presentability n. presentableness presentably adv …   English World dictionary

  • presentable — ► adjetivo Que puede ser presentado o mostrado por ser suficientemente bueno: ■ tu trabajo no es presentable; ven con un aspecto presentable. ANTÓNIMO impresentable * * * presentable adj. En estado o con aspecto suficientemente bueno, o… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • presentable — [[t]prɪze̱ntəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that someone looks presentable, you mean that they look fairly tidy or attractive. She managed to make herself presentable in time for work. ...wearing his most presentable suit. Syn: respectable… …   English dictionary

  • PRÉSENTABLE — adj. des deux genres Qu on peut présenter, qui peut se présenter. Cette raison n est pas présentable. Voilà du vin qui n est pas présentable. Ce jeune homme est très présentable. Ce tableau est peu présentable …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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