Definitions

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  • adj. Not presentable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not presentable; not fit for being presented or introduced to company or society; not in proper trim; unfit to be seen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression

Etymologies

un- +‎ presentable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Norberto Itzcovich, the current technical director of the government statistical agency, recently lashed out at the consultants in the Argentine media, saying that many of their calculations "lack the minimum technical rigor" and are "unpresentable."

    Economists Quake as Argentina Votes

  • The only effect that all this knowledge of puns has had besides enabling me to dominate the Math Puns category during my sole appearance on Jeopardy! has been to make me socially unpresentable.

    IBM's Watson wins! First Jeopardy! -- next, bad puns?

  • Also, Palin did not like the forced makeover, and said she wondered at the time if she and her clan came across as "that" unpresentable.

    Palin Book EXCERPTS Released: Read Them

  • With Iran's presidential selection of June 12 coming up, the all-powerful Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had his opportunity to replace the thoroughly unpresentable, loudly extremist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a more plausible negotiating partner for Mr. Obama.

    Why U.S. Diplomacy Will Fail With Iran

  • And it she says the McCain campaign forced her and her family to undergo that six-figure makeover, which she says made her wonder whether the family seemed unpresentable.

    CNN Transcript Nov 13, 2009

  • She was considered too rough, too dirty, too unpresentable.

    The Scat Lady

  • One of his grown daughters volunteered some information (unpresentable here) on how her father kept his harem conjugally satisfied.

    LADIES' CHAMPION

  • The words have poured out with a shameless profusion -- much of it unsuccessful or incomplete, or otherwise unpresentable.

    Jonathan Rosen: Stranger than Fiction

  • Stitching up the highly presentable Nikki Page and putting forward the highly unpresentable Steve Norris, who had lost once already, was an act of madness.

    A New Mayor for London

  • I buy them when I need them to look presentable at work and not frighten -- or amuse -- people when I'm out in public, and I replace them when they become either unpresentable or they no longer fit.

    December 2006

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