seemly

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adjective seem·ly \ˈsēm-lē\

Definition of seemly

seemlier

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seemliest

  1. 1a :  good-looking, handsomeb :  agreeably fashioned :  attractive

  2. 2 :  conventionally proper :  decorous not seemly to brag about oneself

  3. 3 :  suited to the occasion, purpose, or person :  fit

seemliness

noun

seemly

adverb

Examples of seemly in a Sentence

  1. it would not be seemly to use the memorial service as a forum for your political views

  2. a young man of seemly appearance, robust health, and keen intelligence

Origin and Etymology of seemly

Middle English semely, from Old Norse sœmiligr, from sœmr fitting


SEEMLY Defined for English Language Learners

seemly

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Definition of seemly for English Language Learners

  • : proper or appropriate for the situation



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