comely

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  • 2Comely — 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 …

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  • 3Comely — Come ly, adv. In a becoming manner. Ascham. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4comely — index attractive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5comely — beautiful, handsome, c.1400, probably from O.E. cymlic lovely, splendid, finely made, from cyme exquisite, glorious, delicate, from W.Gmc. *kumi delicate, feeble (Cf. O.H.G. chumo with difficulty, chumig weak, delicate; Ger. kaum hardly, scarcely …

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  • 6comely — adj fair, pretty, bonny, handsome, lovely, *beautiful, good looking, beauteous, pulchritudinous Antonyms: homely …

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  • 7comely — [adj] beautiful a ten*, attractive, beauteous, becoming, blooming, buxom, fair, fine, good looking, gorgeous, graceful, handsome, nice, pleasing, pretty, pulchritudinous, stunning, wholesome, winsome; concept 579 Ant. bad looking, despicable,… …

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  • 8comely — ► ADJECTIVE (comelier, comeliest) archaic or humorous ▪ pleasant to look at; attractive. DERIVATIVES comeliness noun. ORIGIN probably shortened from becomely «fitting, becoming» …

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  • 9comely — [kum′lē] adj. comelier, comeliest [ME comli < OE cymlic < cyme, lovely, delicate, orig., feeble; akin to MHG kume, weak (Ger kaum, scarcely) < IE base * gou , to cry out > Gr goaein, to groan, bewail] 1. pleasant to look at;… …

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  • 10comely — UK [ˈkʌmlɪ] / US adjective Word forms comely : adjective comely comparative comelier superlative comeliest old fashioned a comely woman or girl is attractive …

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  • 11comely — 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 …

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  • 12comely — [13] Old English had an adjective cymlic ‘beautiful’ (no relation at all to come), but this seems to have died out around the year 1000, and it is likely that comely, which first appears in the early 13th century, represents a reduced version of… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 13comely — [13] Old English had an adjective cymlic ‘beautiful’ (no relation at all to come), but this seems to have died out around the year 1000, and it is likely that comely, which first appears in the early 13th century, represents a reduced version of… …

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  • 14comely — adjective /ˈkʌmli/ Pleasing or attractive to the eye. The chiefs name was To jo, and his household consisted of seven females and himself. These women were much more comely, or rather less hideous than those of Tsas people; one of them, even, was …

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  • 15comely — See homely. See homely, comely …

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  • 16comely — come|ly [ˈkʌmli] adj literary old fashioned [: Old English; Origin: cymlic, from cyme beautiful, fine ] a comely woman is attractive >comeliness n [U] …

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  • 17comely — come|ly [ kʌmli ] adjective OLD FASHIONED a comely woman or girl is attractive …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18comely — [[t]kʌ̱mli[/t]] comelier, comeliest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A comely woman is attractive. [OLD FASHIONED] …

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  • 19comely — adjective literary a comely woman has an attractive appearance comeliness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20comely — /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 …

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