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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.
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shapely

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

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shapely

adjective
Having a full, voluptuous figure:
Informal: built.
Slang: stacked.
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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
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shapely

[ˈʃeɪpli] adj [woman] → bien fait(e); [legs] → joli(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

shapely

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

[ˈʃeɪplɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (woman) → ben fatto/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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This includes a rounder, shapelier backside to perfectly complement our upper-body gains.
The shapelier exterior of the Rush -- slim headlamps attached to the chrome grille, groovy bonnet, sloping roof and curvy centerline -- hints of the fact that it is more closely related to the automaker's SUV line than the Avanza, which it shares an engine with, or even the Innova.
Shedding nearly 500 pounds, it is shapelier complimented with C-shaped head and tail lights and an attractive spoiler that are noticeable in a glance.
It looks a lot like the old car but with shapelier curves and a touch more off-road aggression around the plastic wheelarch extensions.
It looks a lot like the old car but with shapelier curves and a touch more offroad aggression around the plastic wheelarch extensions.
APC Packaging's Cilauro comments, "Double walls allow for curved and other shapelier exteriors for bottles, while metallization and custom spraying techniques provide a high-end touch.
One can also achieve reduced double-chin, lesser jowling, a shapelier jawline, and a smaller, V-shaped facial contour.
The vehicle features a wider stance, sleeker shape, deeper door windows and shapelier sides.
Life is relatively formless, but written lives are shapelier. There is something religious or perhaps liturgical about this life-measuring.
A fixture since 1907, our nameless lass got a facelift by Landor in 2010, resulting in a smaller nose, fuller tresses and a slightly shapelier bustline.
Although Maya's smarts are ultimately set aside in favor of her shapelier attributes--as when she stages a diversion by getting hot and heavy with Antonio on the dance floor--she's treated with marginally more respect than the other women on screen, like the pretty, vacant Angela and her increasingly fascistic wedding planner, Cori (Sherri Shepherd).
And it helps plants come back stronger and shapelier.