seely

adjective

see·​ly ˈsē-lē How to pronounce seely (audio)
archaic
: pitiable especially because of weak physical or mental condition : frail

Word History

Etymology

Middle English sely — more at silly entry 1

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seely was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near seely

see-low

seely

seem

Cite this Entry

“Seely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seely. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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