Seeliest
Seemly Seem"ly (s[=e]m"l[y^]), a. [Compar.{Seemlier} (s[=e]m"l[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Seeliest}.] [Icel. s[ae]miligr, fr. s[ae]mr becoming, fit; akin to samr same, E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence, fitting. See {Seem}, v. i.] Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous. [1913 Webster]

He had a seemly nose. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

I am a woman, lacking wit To make a seemly answer to such persons. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity were safer and seemlier for Christian men than the hot pursuit of these controversies. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Becoming; fit; suitable; proper; appropriate; congruous; meet; decent; decorous. [1913 Webster]


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  • Seemlier — Seemly Seem ly (s[=e]m l[y^]), a. [Compar.{Seemlier} (s[=e]m l[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Seeliest}.] [Icel. s[ae]miligr, fr. s[ae]mr becoming, fit; akin to samr same, E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence, fitting. See {Seem}, v.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seemly — Seem ly (s[=e]m l[y^]), a. [Compar.{Seemlier} (s[=e]m l[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Seeliest}.] [Icel. s[ae]miligr, fr. s[ae]mr becoming, fit; akin to samr same, E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence, fitting. See {Seem}, v. i.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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