Definition of Comely

1. Adjective. According with custom or propriety. "Seemly behavior"




2. Adjective. Very pleasing to the eye. "Young fair maidens"
Exact synonyms: Bonnie, Bonny, Fair, Sightly
Similar to: Beautiful
Derivative terms: Comeliness, Fairness

Definition of Comely

1. a. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well- proportioned; good-looking; handsome.

2. adv. In a becoming manner.

Definition of Comely

1. Adjective. (context: of a person) Pleasing or attractive to the eye. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Comely

1. pleasing to look at [adj -LIER, -LIEST] : COMELILY [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Comely

comedolytics
comedonecrosis
comedones
comedos
comedown
comedowns
comedy
comedy ballet
comedy of manners
comelier
comeliest
comelily
comeliness
comelinesses
comeling
comely (current term)
comely maidens
comelyness
comember
comembers
comen
comenic acid
comeover
comeovers
comer
comers
comes
comes about
comes across
comes along

Literary usage of Comely

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"comely Kine—Japanese Criticism on a Foreign Usage—A Pleasant Halt— Renewed Courtesies—The Plain of Yonezawa—A Curious Mistake—The Mother's Memorial—Arrival ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"Mr. Justice Blatchford delivered the opin- 116°] ion of the court: This is a suit in equity brought by Emile comely against Freeman D. ..."

3. A Vers de Société Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1907)
"LOVE ME NOT FOR comely GRACE EVE me not for comely grace, For my pleasing eye or face, Nor for any outward part, ..."

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