Comeliness
Comeliness Come"li*ness, n. [See {Comely}.] The quality or state of being comely. [1913 Webster]

Comeliness is a disposing fair Of things and actions in fit time and place. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

Strength, comeliness of shape, or amplest merit. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Comeliness signifies something less forcible than beauty, less elegant than grace, and less light than prettiness. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • comeliness — comely ► ADJECTIVE (comelier, comeliest) archaic or humorous ▪ pleasant to look at; attractive. DERIVATIVES comeliness noun. ORIGIN probably shortened from becomely «fitting, becoming» …   English terms dictionary

  • comeliness — noun see comely …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • comeliness — See comely. * * * …   Universalium

  • comeliness — noun beauty, attractiveness …   Wiktionary

  • comeliness — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, agreeability, agreeableness, appropriateness, becomingness, bonniness, chasteness, chastity, clarity, classicalism, classicism, clearness, correctness, dignity, directness, discrimination, distinction, ease,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • comeliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Conformity to recognized standards, as of conduct or appearance: correctness, decency, decentness, decorousness, decorum, properness, propriety, respectability, respectableness, seemliness. See USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • comeliness — come·li·ness || kÊŒmlɪnɪs n. beauty, attractiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • comeliness — n. 1. Propriety, fitness, suitableness, seemliness. 2. Symmetry, grace, gracefulness, beauty …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • comeliness — n 1. prettiness, loveliness, beauty, pulchritude, handsomeness; fairness, attractiveness, eye appeal, allurement; charm, grace, glamour, appeal, win someness, Scot. bonniness; wholesomeness, rosiness, blossom, flower, glow, radiance; sightliness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • comeliness — come·li·ness …   English syllables

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