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comely

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Adjective
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come=ly

CIDE DICTIONARY

comelya. [OE. comeliche, AS. cymlīc; cyme suitable (fr. cuman to come, become) + līc like.].
  •  Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome.  [1913 Webster]
    "He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young."  [1913 Webster]
    "Not once perceive their foul disfigurement
    But boast themselves more comely than before.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.  [1913 Webster]
    "This is a happier and more comely time
    Than when these fellows ran about the streets,
    Crying confusion.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely."  [1913 Webster]
comelyadv. 
     In a becoming manner.  Ascham.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

comely, adj. (comelier, comeliest) (usu. of a woman) pleasant to look at.

Derivative
comeliness n.
Etymology
ME cumelich, cumli prob. f. becumelich f. BECOME

THESAURUS

comely

Junoesque, agreeable, amply endowed, appealing, appropriate, apt, attractive, beauteous, beautiful, becoming, befitting, bonny, braw, built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous, civilized, clean, clean-cut, comme il faut, conforming, correct, curvaceous, curvy, fair, felicitous, fit, fitting, goddess-like, good-looking, goodly, handsome, happy, inspired, just, likely, lovely, lovely to behold, neat, nice, personable, pleasing, pneumatic, presentable, pretty, proper, pulchritudinous, seemly, shapely, sightly, slender, stacked, statuesque, trim, well-built, well-chosen, well-expressed, well-favored, well-formed, well-made, well-proportioned, well-put, well-shaped, well-stacked, wholesome, winsome

ROGET THESAURUS

comely

Beauty

N beauty, the beautiful, to kalon, le beau ideal, aesthetics, callaesthetics, pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, natural beauty, symmetry, comeliness, fairness, polish, gloss, good effect, good looks, belle tournure, trigness, bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence, sublimity, sublimification, concinnity, delicacy, refinement, charm, je ne sais quoi, style, Venus, Aphrodite, Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo, Hyperion, Adonis, Antionous, Narcissus, peacock, butterfly, garden, flower of, pink of, bijou, jewel, work of art, flower, flow'ret gay, wildflower, rose, lily, anemone, asphodel, buttercup, crane's bill, daffodil, tulip, tiger lily, day lily, begonia, marigold, geranium, lily of the valley, ranunculus, rhododendron, windflower, pleasurableness, beautifying, landscaping, landscape gardening, decoration, calisthenics, beauty, hunk (of men), beautiful, beauteous, handsome, gorgeous, pretty, lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing, attractive, delicate, dainty, refined, fair, personable, comely, seemly, bonny, good-looking, well-favored, well-made, well-formed, well- proportioned, proper, shapely, symmetrical, harmonious, sightly, fit to be seen, passable, not amiss, goodly, dapper, tight, jimp, gimp, janty, jaunty, trig, natty, quaint, trim, tidy, neat, spruce, smart, tricksy, bright, bright eyed, rosy cheeked, cherry cheeked, rosy, ruddy, blooming, in full bloom, brilliant, shining, beamy, beaming, sparkling, splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowing, glossy, sleek, rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious, artistic, artistical, aesthetic, picturesque, pictorial, fait a peindre, well-composed, well grouped, well varied, curious, enchanting becoming, ornamental, undeformed, undefaced, unspotted, spotless, auxilium non leve vultus habet, beauty born of murmuring sound, flowers preach to us if we will hear, gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore virtus, none but the brave deserve the fair, thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty.


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