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Meaning of HOMELINESS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful; "fine clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness"
  2. [n]  lacking stylishness or neatness
 

HOMELINESS is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: dowdiness, drabness, plainness
 
 See Also: appearance, inelegance, visual aspect

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Home"li*ness\, n. [From {Homely}.]
1. Domesticity; care of home. [Obs.] ``Wifely homeliness.''
   --Chaucer.

2. Familiarity; intimacy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

3. Plainness; want of elegance or beauty.

4. Coarseness; simplicity; want of refinement; as, the
   homeliness of manners, or language. --Addison.

 

 

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