Definitions for homelyˈhoʊm li
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word homely
lacking in physical beauty or proportion
"a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"
homelike, homely, homey, homy(adj)
having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable
"the homely everyday atmosphere"; "a homey little inn"
plain and unpretentious
"homely truths"; "letters to his son full of homely advice"; "homely fare"
without artificial refinement or elegance
"plain homely furniture"; "homely manners"
Characteristic of or belonging to home, domestic.
Simple, familiar, unelaborate.
Lacking in beauty or elegance, plain in appearance, physically unattractive.
Proficient in skills needed to maintain a home (see homemaker).
Origin: From hom.
belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate
plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners
of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome
plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed
Origin: [From Home, n.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is prose words in their best order-poetry the best words in the best order.
There is a homely old adage which runs Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far. If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
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