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English Dictionary: homely by the DICT Development Group
3 results for homely
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"
    Synonym(s): homely, plain
  2. having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable; "the homely everyday atmosphere"; "a homey little inn"
    Synonym(s): homelike, homely, homey, homy
  3. plain and unpretentious; "homely truths"; "letters to his son full of homely advice"; "homely fare"
  4. without artificial refinement or elegance; "plain homely furniture"; "homely manners"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Homely \Home"ly\, a. [Compar. {Homelier}; superl. {Homeliest}.]
      [From {Home}, n.]
      1. Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home;
            domestic; familiar; intimate. [Archaic]
                     With all these men I was right homely, and communed
                     with, them long and oft.                     --Foxe.
                     Their homely joys, and destiny obscure. --Gray.
      2. Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a
            homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely
                     Now Strephon daily entertains His Chloe in the
                     homeliest strains.                              --Pope.
      3. Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to
                     None so homely but loves a looking-glass. --South.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Homely \Home"ly\, adv.
      Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed. [R.]
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