: 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
- She has a homely face.
- He's a bit homely but nice.
- the homely appeal of farm life
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Related to HOMELY
- grotesque, hideous, ugly, ill-favored, monstrous, unappealing, unattractive, unbeautiful, uncomely, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly, vile
- aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), attractive, beauteous, beautiful, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, lovely, pretty, ravishing, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favored
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