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Meaning of HOMELY

Pronunciation:  howmlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"
  2. [adj]  having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable; "the homely everyday atmosphere"; "a homey little inn"
  3. [adj]  without artificial refinement or elegance; "plain homely furniture"; "homely manners"
  4. [adj]  plain and unpretentious; "homely truths"; "letters to his son full of homely advice"; "homely fare"

HOMELY is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: comfortable, comfy, homelike, homey, homy, inelegant, plain, unattractive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Home"ly\, a. [Compar. {Homelier}; superl. {Homeliest}.]
    [From {Home}, n.]
    1. Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home;
       domestic; familiar; intimate. [Archaic]
             With all these men I was right homely, and communed
             with, them long and oft.              --Foxe.
             Their homely joys, and destiny obscure. --Gray.
    2. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a
       homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely
             Now Strephon daily entertains His Chloe in the
             homeliest strains.                    --Pope.
    3. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to
             None so homely but loves a looking-glass. --South.
  2. \Home"ly\, adv.
    Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed. [R.]
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