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come·ly

 (kŭm′lē)
adj. come·li·er, come·li·est
1. Pleasing and wholesome in appearance; attractive. See Synonyms at beautiful.
2. Suitable; seemly: comely behavior.

[Middle English comli, alteration (probably influenced by bicomli, seemly) of cumli, from Old English cȳmlic, lovely, delicate, from cȳme, beautiful.]

come′li·ness n.

comely

(ˈkʌmlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
archaic good-looking; attractive
[Old English cӯmlīc beautiful; related to Old High German cūmi frail, Middle High German komlīche suitably]
ˈcomeliness n

come•ly

(ˈkʌm li, ˈkɒm-, ˈkoʊm-)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. pleasing in appearance; attractive; good-looking.
2. proper; seemly; becoming.
[before 1000; Middle English cumli, Old English cȳmlīc lovely =cȳme exquisite (c. Middle High German kūme weak, tender) + -līc -ly]
come′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.comely - according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
2.comely - very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"

comely

adjective
1. (Old-fashioned) good-looking, pretty, fair, beautiful, attractive, lovely, handsome, blooming, cute, graceful, becoming, pleasing, wholesome, bonny, winsome, buxom She was a large, comely girl with a mass of dark brown hair.
homely, plain, ugly, unattractive, distasteful, repulsive, disagreeable, mumsy

comely

adjective
Translations
وَسيم، جَميل
půvabný
kønpæn
csinoskedveskellemes
snotur
dailumasdailus
piemīlīgs
vzhľadný

comely

[ˈkʌmlɪ] ADJ (comelier (compar) (comeliest (superl))) (liter) → lindo

comely

[ˈkʌmli] adj (old-fashioned) [girl, woman] → beau(belle)

comely

adj (+er) (liter)wohlgestaltet (geh)

comely

[ˈkʌmlɪ] adj (liter) → avvenente

comely

(ˈkamli) adjective
(usually of women) pleasant to look at.
ˈcomeliness noun
References in classic literature ?
1750: The authors of the "Story of Oedipus" (say) of the Sphinx: `But furthermore (she killed) noble Haemon, the dear son of blameless Creon, the comeliest and loveliest of boys.
When he got his lubberly sandals on, and his long robe of coarse brown linen cloth, which hung straight from his neck to his ankle-bones, he was no longer the comeliest man in his kingdom, but one of the unhandsomest and most commonplace and un- attractive.
She is so cleanly that not to soil her face she carries her nose turned up, as they say, so that one would fancy it was running away from her mouth; and with all this she looks extremely well, for she has a wide mouth; and but for wanting ten or a dozen teeth and grinders she might compare and compete with the comeliest.