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 ?
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.
The illegal "street" market encompasses everything from the tough corners as made famous in the HBO series The Wire to the apparently seemlier and definitely less dangerous trade that takes place in country clubs, gyms, bars, workplaces, and residencies.
Mina and Merrill, "however [they] might rail at the given moment, counted on its being seemlier to shrug and smile." In this new family romance, Mina also revises the meaning of manners that Merrill had learned from his mother.