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 bred. --Milton. [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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • seemly — UK [ˈsiːmlɪ] / US [ˈsɪmlɪ] adjective Word forms seemly : adjective seemly comparative seemlier superlative seemliest old fashioned suitable for a particular situation …   English dictionary

  • seemly — /ˈsimli / (say seemlee) adjective (seemlier, seemliest) 1. fitting or becoming with respect to propriety or good taste; decent; decorous. 2. of pleasing appearance; handsome. 3. Obsolete suitable. –adverb 4. in a seemly manner; fittingly;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • seemly — [sēm′lē] adj. seemlier, seemliest [ME semlich < ON sœmiligr < sœmr, fitting < sœma: see SEEM] 1. pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome 2. suitable, proper, fitting, or becoming, esp. as regards conventional standards of conduct or good… …   English World dictionary

  • seemly — adj. (seemlier, seemliest) conforming to propriety or good taste; decorous, suitable. Derivatives: seemliness n. Etymology: ME f. ON soemiligr (as SEEM) …   Useful english dictionary

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