adjective Date: 1534 1. pleasing to the sight ; attractive 2. affording a fine view • sightliness nounsightly adverb

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  • Sightly — Sight ly, a. 1. Pleasing to the sight; comely. Many brave, sightly horses. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. Open to sight; conspicuous; as, a house stands in a sightly place. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sightly — index attractive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sightly — [sītlē] adj. sightlier, sightliest 1. pleasant to the sight; comely 2. providing a fine view sightliness n …   English World dictionary

  • sightly — sightliness, n. /suyt lee/, adj., sightlier, sightliest. 1. pleasing to the sight; attractive; comely. 2. affording a fine view. [1525 35; SIGHT + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sightly — adjective Attractive, pleasing of appearance. Ant: unsightly …   Wiktionary

  • sightly — Synonyms and related words: Junoesque, agreeable, amply endowed, becoming, bonny, braw, built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous, comely, curvaceous, curvy, fair, goddess like, good looking, goodly, likely, lovely to behold,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sightly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having qualities that delight the eye: attractive, beauteous, beautiful, comely, fair, good looking, gorgeous, handsome, lovely, pretty, pulchritudinous, ravishing, stunning. Scots: bonny. Idiom: easy on the eyes …   English dictionary for students

  • sightly — sight·ly || saɪtlɪ adj. attractive, beautiful, having a pleasing appearance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sightly — adjective pleasing to the eye. Derivatives sightliness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • sightly — a. 1. Conspicuous, prominent, exposed to view. 2. Comely, handsome, beautiful …   New dictionary of synonyms

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