seemly

adjective seem·ly \ ˈsēm-lē \

Definition of seemly

seemlier; seemliest
b : agreeably fashioned : attractive
2 : conventionally proper : decorous
  • not seemly to brag about oneself
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

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Origin and Etymology of seemly

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


SEEMLY Defined for English Language Learners

seemly

adjective

Definition of seemly for English Language Learners

  • : proper or appropriate for the situation



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