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Meaning of COMELY

Pronunciation:  kumlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
  2. [adj]  according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"

COMELY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: beautiful, becoming, bonnie, bonny, comme il faut, decent, decorous, fair, proper, seemly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Come"ly\ (k[u^]m"l[y^]), a. [Compar. {Comelier}; superl.
    {Comeliest}.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml[=i]c; cyme suitable
    (fr. cuman to come, become) + l[=i]c like.]
    1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned;
       good-looking; handsome.
             He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was
             very beautiful when he was young.     --South.
             Not once perceive their foul disfigurement But boast
             themselves more comely than before.   --Milton.
    2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.
             This is a happier and more comely time Than when
             these fellows ran about the streets, Crying
             confusion.                            --Shak.
             It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is
             pleasant; and praise is comely.       --Ps. cxlvii.
  2. \Come"ly\, adv.
    In a becoming manner. --Ascham.
Thesaurus Terms
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