Civility vs Personable - What's the difference?
As a noun civility
is politeness]]; courtesy; an individual act or a manner of [[behave|behaving which conforms to social conventions of propriety.
As an adjective personable is
(of a person) having a pleasing appearance or manner; attractive; handsome; friendly; amiable.
Politeness]]; courtesy; an individual act or a manner of [[behave, behaving which conforms to social conventions of propriety.
(obsolete) The state of society in which the relations and duties of a citizen are recognized and obeyed; civilization.
* Sir J. Davies
- The insolent civility of a proud man is, if possible, more shocking than his rudeness could be.
(obsolete) A civil office, or a civil process.
- Monarchies have risen from barbarism to civility , and fallen again to ruin.
- To serve in a civility .
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(of a person) Having a pleasing appearance or manner; attractive; handsome; friendly; amiable.
* 1822 , , The Fortunes of Nigel , ch. 19:
- Wise, warlike, personable , courteous, and kind.
* 1908 , , A Room With a View , ch. 12:
- I admit him a personable man, for I have seen him; and I will suppose him courteous and agreeable.
* 1919 , . The Sun Of Quebec , ch. 5:
- Barefoot, bare-chested, radiant and personable against the shadowy woods, he called: "Hullo, Miss Honeychurch! Hullo!"
* 2009 , Randy James, "
- I'm bound to admit that you're a personable young rascal, with the best manners I've met in a long time.
2-Min. Bio: Stephanie Birkitt: Letterman's Lover?," Time , 5 Oct.:
(legal) Enabled to maintain pleas in court.
- Aside from being incredibly funny and personable he is generous, kind and is great fun to play catch with.
Having capacity to take anything granted.