seemly


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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 ?
Neither would it be seemly in Judge Pyncheon, generally so scrupulous in his attire, to show himself at a dinner-table with that crimson stain upon his shirt-bosom.
cried Hester Prynne, who, however, inured to such behaviour on the elf-child's part at other seasons, was naturally anxious for a more seemly deportment now.
In general thickness, they all bore a seemly correspondence to their length.
IF they did escape, then are we bound in duty to lay hands upon them and deliver them again to their lord; for it is not seemly that one of his quality should suffer a so insolent and high-handed outrage from persons of their base degree.
This hoile's neither mensful nor seemly for us: we mun side out and seearch another.
It would not be seemly to inquire how far certain of these conditions had been kept,--how often, for example, Orlando's little hermit's bed had really needed remaking during those twelve months
The yeomen guard the streets in seemly bands; And clowns come crowding on, with cudgels in their hands.
Pious, well-meant reproof requires a different demeanour and arguments of another sort; at any rate, to have reproved me in public, and so roughly, exceeds the bounds of proper reproof, for that comes better with gentleness than with rudeness; and it is not seemly to call the sinner roundly blockhead and booby, without knowing anything of the sin that is reproved.
Says the old ballad--it was a seemly sight to see how Robin Hood himself had dressed, and all his yeomanry.
Yes, his death; but it would have been more seemly not upon the scaffold.
Where there is cunning but not energy, dissimulation, falsehood, a thousand schemes and tricks are put in play to evade the necessity of application; in short, to the tutor, female youth, female charms are like tapestry hangings, of which the wrong side is continually turned towards him; and even when he sees the smooth, neat external surface he so well knows what knots, long stitches, and jagged ends are behind that he has scarce a temptation to admire too fondly the seemly forms and bright colours exposed to general view.
Danaan heroes," said he, "servants of Mars, it is well to listen when a man stands up to speak, and it is not seemly to interrupt him, or it will go hard even with a practised speaker.