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 entry 1

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“Seely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seely. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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