personable[pʉr′sə nə bəl]
- The definition of personable is someone who is friendly, outgoing and easily able to talk to people.
An example of personable is a politician or celebrity who moves easily around the room, talking to everyone.
Origin of personableMiddle English personabilis
- Pleasantly sociable.
- Pleasing in appearance; attractive.
(comparative more personable, superlative most personable)
From Middle English personable, personabil, equivalent to person +â€Ž -able. Compare Medieval Latin personabilis (â€œpersonalâ€), found in a late 13th century British source. The Middle French personable (â€œremarkable, importantâ€), doesn't appear until 1528.