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homely


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homely  \Home"ly\,  adv 
  Plainly;  rudely;  coarsely;  as  homely  dressed.  [R.] 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homely  \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 
  manners. 
 
  Now  Strephon  daily  entertains  His  Chloe  in  the 
  homeliest  strains.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Of  plain  or  coarse  features;  uncomely;  --  contrary  to 
  {handsome}. 
 
  None  so  homely  but  loves  a  looking-glass.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homely 
  adj  1:  lacking  in  physical  beauty  or  proportion;  "a  homely  child"; 
  "several  of  the  buildings  were  downright  homely";  "a 
  plain  girl  with  a  freckled  face"  [syn:  {plain}] 
  2:  having  a  feeling  of  home;  cozy  and  comfortable;  "the  homely 
  everyday  atmosphere";  "a  homey  little  inn"  [syn:  {homelike}, 
  {homey},  {homy}] 
  3:  unpretentious;  "homely  truths";  "letters  to  his  son  full  of 
  homely  advice";  "simple  (or  homely)  fare"  [syn:  {simple}] 
  4:  without  artificial  refinement  or  elegance;  "plain  homely 
  furniture";  "homely  manners" 




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