homely

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adjective home·ly \ˈhōm-lē\

Definition of homely

homelier

homeliest

  1. 1 :  suggestive or characteristic of a home

  2. 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. 3 a :  unaffectedly natural :  simple b :  not elaborate or complex <homely virtues>

  4. 4 :  plain or unattractive in appearance

homeliness

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Examples of homely in a sentence

  1. She has a homely face.

  2. He's a bit homely but nice.

  3. the homely appeal of farm life

14th Century

First Known Use of homely

14th century


HOMELY Defined for English Language Learners

homely

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adjective home·ly \ˈhōm-lē\

Definition of homely for English Language Learners

  • : not pretty or handsome : plain or unattractive

  • : plain and simple in an appealing or pleasant way


HOMELY Defined for Kids

homely

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adjective home·ly \ˈhōm-lē\

Definition of homely for Students

homelier

homeliest

  1. 1 :  not pretty or handsome <a homely face>

  2. 2 :  suggesting home life <homely comforts> <… there it was, a plain, homely little house … — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting>



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