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homeliness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homeliness  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homeliness 
  n  1:  lacking  stylishness  or  neatness  [syn:  {dowdiness},  {drabness}] 
  2:  an  appearance  that  is  not  attractive  or  beautiful;  "fine 
  clothes  could  not  conceal  the  girl's  homeliness"  [syn:  {plainness}] 




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