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    Personable

    I have a doubt concerning this word.

    Numerous dictionaries say that "personable" means inter alia handsome (male only).

    Am I wrong to assume it also means "pleasant in appearance and personality"? Regardless of a sex? And meaning only that physical features are not repulsive?

    Ewelina


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    Thumbs up Re: Personable

    Quote Originally Posted by ewelina
    I have a doubt concerning this word.

    Numerous dictionaries say that "personable" means inter alia handsome (male only).

    Am I wrong to assume it also means "pleasant in appearance and personality"? Regardless of a sex? And meaning only that physical features are not repulsive?

    Ewelina
    yes, it can be used, formally, it does -mean having a pleasant appearance and character
    eg. she is intellegent, hard working personable

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    #3

    Re: Personable

    To me, the term is mostly about character and personality rather than looks.

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    Re: Personable

    But it's still formal language and it defines a person whose not repulsive in any way? It does not say categorically he or she is very attractive or very nice?

    Ewelina

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    #5

    Re: Personable

    I think an ugly person can be personable.

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    Re: Personable

    That explains everything. Thanks.

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