Definition of Homeliness

1. Noun. Having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance.

Exact synonyms: Dowdiness, Drabness
Generic synonyms: Inelegance
Derivative terms: Dowdy, Dowdy, Drab, Homely, Homely

2. Noun. An appearance that is not attractive or beautiful. "Fine clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness"
Exact synonyms: Plainness
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Derivative terms: Homely, Plain

Definition of Homeliness

1. n. Domesticity; care of home.

Definition of Homeliness

1. Noun. The property of being homely. ¹

2. Noun. The quality associated with home; domesticity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Homeliness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Homeliness

homeless
homeless dumping
homeless person
homeless persons
homeless shelter
homeless shelters
homeless youth
homelessly
homelessness
homelessnesses
homelier
homeliest
homelife
homelike
homelily
homeliness (current term)
homelinesses
homeling
homelings
homelives
homely
homelyn
homelyness
homelyns
homemade
homemaker
homemaker services
homemakers
homemaking
homemakings

Literary usage of Homeliness

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

1. The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1872)
"homeliness OF NATURE. IT seems a part of the benevolent plan of Nature to adorn her works, in general, with great frugality, and homeliness is accordingly ..."

2. Sinai and Palestine, in Connection with Their History by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1905)
"1. The city en Ore hill. 2. The birds and the flowers. 3. The torrent.—IV. Conclusion. 1. Reality of the teaching. 2. homeliness and universality. 3. ..."

3. An Universal Etymological English Dictionary ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1756)
"HOMAGE of Peace, ij that which a per- fon makes to another, after a reconciliation. homeliness (prob, of ham, Sax.) home, jd fuch as is ufed at home) plain- ..."

4. Modern Art: Being a Contribution to a New System of æsthetics by Julius Meier-Graefe (1908)
"It is genuine Dutch culture in spite of the exotic leaven, and it has the peculiar homeliness of the great little painters of Dutch interiors. ..."

5. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1885)
"A knapsack is a revealer of homeliness. To the knapsack-carrier there is no foreign country, no nation of strangers. Wherever he goes or his fancy leads him ..."

6. The History and Principles of the Law of Evidence as Illustrating Our Social by John George Phillimore (1850)
"ennobled, which make its anger terrible and its affections lasting, which distinguish its homeliness from vulgarity, and redeem its patience from contempt . ..."

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