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 ?
In general thickness, they all bore a seemly correspondence to their length.
I dare say it would have been more seemly to decline this proposal.
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
He was shouting for the very course Sergey Ivanovitch had proposed; but it was evident that he hated him and all his party, and this feeling of hatred spread through the whole party and roused in opposition to it the same vindictiveness, though in a more seemly form, on the other side.
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.
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.
There was so much activity and bustle about the palace all during the night with the constant arrival of the noble officers of the visiting jeddak's retinue that I dared not attempt to prosecute a search for Dejah Thoris, and so, as soon as it was seemly for me to do so, I returned to my quarters.
She thanked him with just so much effusiveness as was seemly in presence of the grief he might be supposed to feel, and left him.
I think she was arrayed in little blue feathers, but if such a costume is not seemly, I swear there were, at least, little blue feathers in her too coquettish cap, and that she was carrying a muff to match.
Marry," quoth Robin, laughing, and weighing the flask in his hands ere he drank, "methinks it is no more than seemly of you all to be glad to see me, seeing that I bring sight to the blind, speech to the dumb, hearing to the deaf, and such a lusty leg to a lame man.