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. 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^]), adv. [Compar. {Seemlier}; superl. {Seemliest}.] In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly. [1913 Webster] Suddenly a men before him stood, Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad, As one in city or court or place… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seemlier — seem·ly || sɪːlɪ adj. proper, decent, decorous; suitable. fitting; handsome, physically attractive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seemliest — Seemly Seem ly (s[=e]m l[y^]), adv. [Compar. {Seemlier}; superl. {Seemliest}.] In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly. [1913 Webster] Suddenly a men before him stood, Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad, As one in city or court or place… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seemly — Seem ly (s[=e]m l[y^]), adv. [Compar. {Seemlier}; superl. {Seemliest}.] In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly. [1913 Webster] Suddenly a men before him stood, Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad, As one in city or court or place bred.… …   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

  • seemly — adjective (seemlier; est) Etymology: Middle English semely, from Old Norse sœmiligr, from sœmr fitting Date: 13th century 1. a. good looking, handsome b. agreeably fashioned ; attractive 2. conventionally proper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seemly — seemliness, n. /seem lee/, adj., seemlier, seemliest, adv. adj. 1. fitting or becoming with respect to propriety or good taste; decent; decorous: Your outburst of rage was hardly seemly. 2. suitable or appropriate; fitting: a seemly gesture. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Birkle, Albert — (4/21/1900 Charlottenburg 1986) (Germany / Austria)    Landscape, portrait, and fresco painter and stained glass designer. Studied at the Berlin Academy, was a member of both the Stuttgart and Berlin Secession. He generally depicts the darker… …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

  • seemly — adjective (seemlier, seemliest) conforming to propriety or good taste. Derivatives seemliness noun Origin ME: from ON sœmiligr, from soemr (see seem) …   English new terms dictionary

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