adjective \ˈhōm-lē\

: not pretty or handsome : plain or unattractive

: plain and simple in an appealing or pleasant way


Full Definition of HOMELY

:  suggestive or characteristic of a home
:  being something familiar with which one is at home <satisfy themselves with houses, furniture, books and clothes that were worn and homely and friendly to the touch — Brendan Gill>
a :  unaffectedly natural :  simple
b :  not elaborate or complex <homely virtues>
:  plain or unattractive in appearance
home·li·ness noun

Examples of HOMELY

  1. She has a homely face.
  2. He's a bit homely but nice.
  3. the homely appeal of farm life

First Known Use of HOMELY

14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: homelyn
Previous Word in the Dictionary: homelike
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