Comelier
Comely Come"ly (k[u^]m"l[y^]), a. [Compar. {Comelier}; superl. {Comeliest}.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml[=i]c; cyme suitable (fr. cuman to come, become) + l[=i]c like.] 1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome. [1913 Webster]

He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young. --South. [1913 Webster]

Not once perceive their foul disfigurement But boast themselves more comely than before. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable. [1913 Webster]

This is a happier and more comely time Than when these fellows ran about the streets, Crying confusion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. --Ps. cxlvii. 1. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • comelier — come·ly || kÊŒmlɪ adj. attractive, pretty, beautiful, handsome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Comeliest — Comely Come ly (k[u^]m l[y^]), a. [Compar. {Comelier}; superl. {Comeliest}.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml[=i]c; cyme suitable (fr. cuman to come, become) + l[=i]c like.] 1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well proportioned; good looking; handsome …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comely — Come ly (k[u^]m l[y^]), a. [Compar. {Comelier}; superl. {Comeliest}.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml[=i]c; cyme suitable (fr. cuman to come, become) + l[=i]c like.] 1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well proportioned; good looking; handsome. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comely — adjective (comelier; est) Etymology: Middle English comly, alteration of Old English cȳmlic glorious, from cȳme lively, fine; akin to Old High German kūmig weak Date: 13th century 1. pleasurably conforming to notions of good appearance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kentaurides — (or Centaurides) are the female members of the Kentauroi tribe, a tribe of centaurs in Greek mythology. The most referenced of the Kentaurides is Hylonome, the wife of Centaur Cyllarus. Although rarely mentioned in Greek writing, Kentaurides were …   Wikipedia

  • comely — comelily, adv. comeliness, n. /kum lee/, adj., comelier, comeliest. 1. pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair: a comely face. 2. proper; seemly; becoming: comely behavior. [bef. 1000; ME cumli, OE cymlic lovely, equiv. to cyme exquisite (c. MHG …   Universalium

  • comely — [[t]kʌ̱mli[/t]] comelier, comeliest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A comely woman is attractive. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • comely — [ kʌmli] adjective (comelier, comeliest) 1》 archaic or humorous (typically of a woman) pleasant to look at; attractive. 2》 archaic agreeable; suitable. Derivatives comeliness noun Origin ME: prob. shortened from becomely fitting …   English new terms dictionary

  • comely — UK [ˈkʌmlɪ] / US adjective Word forms comely : adjective comely comparative comelier superlative comeliest old fashioned a comely woman or girl is attractive …   English dictionary

  • comely — /ˈkʌmli/ (say kumlee) adjective (comelier, comeliest) 1. pleasing in appearance; fair. 2. proper; seemly; becoming. {Middle English; Old English cȳmlic, from cȳme comely + līc. See ly} –comeliness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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