shapely

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shape·ly

 (shāp′lē)
adj. shape·li·er, shape·li·est
1. Having a distinct shape.
2. Having a pleasing shape.

shape′li·ness n.

shapely

(ˈʃeɪplɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
(esp of a woman's body or legs) pleasing or attractive in shape
ˈshapeliness n

shape•ly

(ˈʃeɪp li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
having a pleasing shape, esp. with reference to a woman's figure.
[1325–75; re-formation, after shape, of Middle English shaply, schaply]
shape′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"

shapely

shapely

adjective
Having a full, voluptuous figure:
Informal: built.
Slang: stacked.
Translations
حَسَن الشَّكْل، جَميل القِوام
pěkně tvarovaný
velformetvelskabt
formás
fagurskapaîur
pekne tvarovaný

shapely

[ˈʃeɪplɪ] ADJ [object] → proporcionado, bien formado; [woman] → con una bonita figura, de buen cuerpo
shapely legspiernas torneadas

shapely

[ˈʃeɪpli] adj [woman] → bien fait(e); [legs] → joli(e)

shapely

adj (+er) figure, womanwohlproportioniert; legs, bustwohlgeformt; carformschön

shapely

[ˈʃeɪplɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (woman) → ben fatto/a

shape

(ʃeip) noun
1. the external form or outline of anything. People are all (of) different shapes and sizes; The house is built in the shape of a letter L.
2. an indistinct form. I saw a large shape in front of me in the darkness.
3. condition or state. You're in better physical shape than I am.
verb
1. to make into a certain shape, to form or model. She shaped the dough into three separate loaves.
2. to influence the nature of strongly. This event shaped his whole life.
3. (sometimes with up) to develop. The team is shaping (up) well.
shaped adjective
having a certain shape. A rugby ball is egg-shaped.
ˈshapeless adjective
lacking shape. She wears a shapeless, baggy coat.
ˈshapelessness noun
ˈshapely adjective
well-formed and having an attractive shape. She has long, shapely legs.
ˈshapeliness noun
in any shape (or form)
at all. I don't accept bribes in any shape or form.
out of shape
not in the proper shape. I sat on my hat and it's rather out of shape.
take shape
to develop into a definite form. My garden is gradually taking shape.
References in periodicals archive ?
Then the girl with the shapeliest legs in racing came up and grinned, with a hint of embarrassment: "Look, I might as well be naked.
Shapeliest of them all is Pagan pugilist Aneka (India de Beaufort) whose novel method of laying out her foes is to seduce them one by one.
In a hideous '80s homage - which we have to confess, most fashion journalists at first took to be a joke - leggings have been brought back to turn even the shapeliest leg into a chunky raw sausage.
They have the broadest, straightest streets in Hartford, that ever led a sinner to destruction, and the dwelling houses are the amplest in size, and the shapeliest, and have the most capacious ornamental grounds about them.
The Rear Of The Year 2005, held at The Carlton Tower Hotel, honours male and female celebrities with the shapeliest bums.
The highlight of the pageant occurred when the dancer and movie star Eleanor Powell, whom the Washington Post described as the "owner of what many believe to be the shapeliest legs in Hollywood," emerged on stage with those legs "encased in cotton stockings.
At which point predictability takes over the reins as Leatherface cranks up his trusty saw and the kids are variously sliced, diced, drained or hung up on meat hooks until only the girl with the shapeliest breasts (that'll be Jessica Biel) is left to discover the grisly truth about the inbred cannibalistic community and live to tell the cops the tale.