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seem·ly

 (sēm′lē)
adj. seem·li·er, seem·li·est
1. Conforming to standards of conduct and good taste; suitable: seemly behavior.
2. Of pleasing appearance; handsome.
adv.
In a seemly manner; suitably.

[Middle English semely, from Old Norse sœmiligr, from sœmr, fitting; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

seem′li·ness n.

seemly

(ˈsiːmlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. proper or fitting
2. obsolete pleasing or handsome in appearance
adv
archaic properly or decorously
[C13: from Old Norse sœomiligr, from sœmr befitting]
ˈseemliness n

seem•ly

(ˈsim li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. fitting or proper; decorous: Your outburst was hardly seemly.
2. suitable or appropriate: a seemly gesture.
3. of pleasing appearance; handsome.
adv.
4. in a seemly manner; fittingly; becomingly.
[1175–1225; Middle English semely < Old Norse sæmiligr honorable]
seem′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seemly - 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"

seemly

seemly

adjective
Translations
لائِق، مُناسِب
slušný
sømmelig
illendõ
viîeigandi, sæmandi
edebe uygunnazik

seemly

[ˈsiːmlɪ] ADJ (seemlier (compar) (seemliest (superl))) (frm) [behaviour, language, dress] → decoroso, decente

seemly

[ˈsiːmli] (old-fashioned) adjconvenable

seemly

adj (+er)schicklich; it isn’t seemly (for somebody to do something)es schickt sich nicht (für jdn, etw zu tun)

seemly

[ˈsiːmlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (frm) (behaviour, language, dress) → decoroso/a

seem

(siːm) verb
to have the appearance or give the impression of being or doing. A thin person always seems (to be) taller than he really is; She seems kind; He seemed to hesitate for a minute.
ˈseeming adjective
existing in appearance, though not usually in reality. her seeming indifference.
ˈseemingly adverb
apparently; according to report. Seemingly, her mother is very ill.
ˈseemly adjective
(negative unseemly) (of behaviour etc) suitable, proper or decent. seemly conduct.
References in classic literature ?
He viewed it round; When suddenly a man before him stood, Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad, As one in city or court or palace bred, And with fair speech these words to him addressed:-- "With granted leave officious I return, But much more wonder that the Son of God In this wild solitude so long should bide, Of all things destitute, and, well I know, Not without hunger.
Mina and Merrill, "however [they] might rail at the given moment, counted on its being seemlier to shrug and smile.
But there was also a seemlier side to the new economy, because the capital flow was used to finance edge companies (risky ventures that would not be financed in a normal economy) under the assumption that the new economy was stable.