Definition of seemly
- not seemly to brag about oneself
it would not be seemly to use the memorial service as a forum for your political views
a young man of seemly appearance, robust health, and keen intelligence
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: proper or appropriate for the situation
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