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homely

adjective home·ly \ˈhōm-lē\

: not pretty or handsome : plain or unattractive

: plain and simple in an appealing or pleasant way

home·li·erhome·li·est

Full Definition of HOMELY

1
:  suggestive or characteristic of a home
2
:  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>
3
a :  unaffectedly natural :  simple
b :  not elaborate or complex <homely virtues>
4
:  plain or unattractive in appearance
home·li·ness noun
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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
HOMELINESS Defined for Kids

homely

adjective home·ly \ˈhōm-lē\
home·li·erhome·li·est

Definition of HOMELY for Kids

1
:  not pretty or handsome <a homely face>
2
:  suggesting home life <homely comforts> <… there it was, a plain, homely little house … — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting>

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