comely

[Come┬Ěly]

Comely means attractive or appropriate. A comely girl is pretty. A comely hairstyle is flattering. If your manners are comely, it means you know the right way to act to put people at their ease.

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

Adjective S.
very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there''s a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"

Adjective S.
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"


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

superl.
Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.

adv.
In a becoming manner.


Comely

Come"ly , a. [Compar. Comelier ; superl. Comeliest.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml'c6c; cyme suitable (fr. cuman to come, become) + l'c6c 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.
Not once perceive their foul disfigurement But boast themselves more comely than before.
2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.
This is a happier and more comely time Than when these fellows ran about the streets, Crying confusion.
It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

Comely

Come"ly, adv. In a becoming manner. Ascham.

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

In a becoming manner.

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