- IPA: /ˈpɜː(ɹ)sənəbəl/
- (of a person) Having a pleasing appearance or manner; attractive; handsome; friendly; amiable.
- Wise, warlike, personable, courteous, and kind.
- 1822, Sir Walter Scott, The Fortunes of Nigel, ch. 19:
- I admit him a personable man, for I have seen him; and I will suppose him courteous and agreeable.
- 1908, E. M. Forster, A Room With a View, ch. 12:
- Barefoot, bare-chested, radiant and personable against the shadowy woods, he called: "Hullo, Miss Honeychurch! Hullo!"
- 1919, Joseph A. Altsheler. The Sun Of Quebec, ch. 5:
- I'm bound to admit that you're a personable young rascal, with the best manners I've met in a long time.
- 2009, Randy James, "[http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1927568,00.html 2-Min. Bio: Stephanie Birkitt: Letterman's Lover?]," Time, 5 Oct.:
- Aside from being incredibly funny and personable he is generous, kind and is great fun to play catch with.
- (legal) Enabled to maintain pleas in court.
- Having capacity to take anything granted.
- (having a pleasing appearance or manner) affable
- German: freundlich, sympathisch, von angenehmer Erscheinung, ansehnlich
- Russian: приятный
- Spanish: simpatico, amable