seely

adjective
see·​ly | \ ˈsē-lē How to pronounce seely (audio) \

Definition of seely

archaic
: pitiable especially because of weak physical or mental condition : frail

First Known Use of seely

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seely

Middle English sely — more at silly

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