'Comely' definitions:

Definition of 'comely'

(from WordNet)
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" [syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly]
Very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens" [syn: bonny, bonnie, comely, fair, sightly]

Definition of 'Comely'

  • Comely \Come"ly\, adv. In a becoming manner. --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Comely'

  • Comely \Come"ly\ (k[u^]m"l[y^]), a. [Compar. Comelier; superl. Comeliest.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml[imac]c; cyme suitable (fr. cuman to come, become) + l[imac]c like.]
  • 1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome. [1913 Webster]
  • He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was very beautiful when he was young. --South. [1913 Webster]
  • Not once perceive their foul disfigurement But boast themselves more comely than before. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable. [1913 Webster]
  • This is a happier and more comely time Than when these fellows ran about the streets, Crying confusion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. --Ps. cxlvii. 1. [1913 Webster]

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