seemliness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seemliness - a sense of propriety and consideration for others; "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior
unseemliness - a lack of consideration for others

seemliness

noun
Conformity to recognized standards, as of conduct or appearance:
Translations

seemliness

[ˈsiːmlɪnɪs] N (frm) → decoro m, decencia f

seemliness

References in classic literature ?
Her black dress, simple to austerity, suggested her bereaved condition, and I was innocently astonished that notwithstanding a real emotion she was able to dress the part she had to play according to her notions of seemliness.
He was always so anxious to find seemliness, happiness, and peace in everything, and I should have been proud to let him see us.
Aware of seemliness and the propriety of Christian faith, our mother taught us that it is blasphemy to say, "Oh Lord
Thus the fourth virtue is better translated as seemliness than as decorum (Cicero 1991, Notes on Translation, p.
YEAZELL, supra note 27, at 258 (arguing that the injunctive civil-rights subtype "expresses a strong preference, on grounds of seemliness, for consistency of outcome when similarly situated persons are involved" and reflects the drafters' view of "the necessity of the legal order"); Carroll, supra note 28, at 2033; see also William B.
The seemliness of Sassui in the eyes of Bhittai can be seen for the similes he has conferred upon Sassui including Huma bird, which has never touched earth but still regarded as beautiful and charming bird of the earth by the earth dwellers another distinction he decorates with Sassui is of musk Deer, fragrance of its musk oozed from its navel aromas world but herself short of smelling it.
Her pulse sullenly had picked up speed, but the cars slow down and jar to a stop while her understanding keeps on translating: 'Life after life after life goes by without poetry, without seemliness, without love.
The most powerful and successful members of their class increasingly trade on the perks of their privileged positions without regard to the seemliness of that behavior.
Wealthy people have an obligation to try to follow a code of seemliness.
All this seemliness has led in turn to the widespread criticism that most of the modern-day Supreme Court press corps are nothing more than shuffling Court employees.
That the University of Utah has official permission of the Ute Nations to call its teams the Utes, for example, does not banish Tracy's doubts about the seemliness of the athletic program's logo, which shows two feathers attached to the letter U.
Sabedores de que "Metamodern neoromanticism should not merely be understood as reappropriation; it should be interpreted as re-signification: it is the re-signification of the commonplace with significance, the ordinary with mystery, the familiar with the seemliness of the unfamiliar, and the finite with the semblance of the infinite" (Velmeulen y van den Akker 12).