What does homely mean?

Definitions for homely
ˈhoʊm lihome·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homely, plainadjective

    lacking in physical beauty or proportion

    "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"

  2. homelike, homely, homey, homyadjective

    having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable

    "the homely everyday atmosphere"; "a homey little inn"

  3. homelyadjective

    plain and unpretentious

    "homely truths"; "letters to his son full of homely advice"; "homely fare"

  4. homelyadjective

    without artificial refinement or elegance

    "plain homely furniture"; "homely manners"

Wiktionary

  1. homelyadjective

    Characteristic of or belonging to home, domestic.

    Etymology: From hom.

  2. homelyadjective

    Simple, familiar, unelaborate.

    Etymology: From hom.

  3. homelyadjective

    Lacking in beauty or elegance, plain in appearance, physically unattractive.

    Etymology: From hom.

  4. homelyadjective

    Proficient in skills needed to maintain a home (see homemaker).

    Etymology: From hom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homelynoun

    belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate

    Etymology: [From Home, n.]

  2. Homelynoun

    plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners

    Etymology: [From Home, n.]

  3. Homelynoun

    of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome

    Etymology: [From Home, n.]

  4. Homelyadverb

    plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed

    Etymology: [From Home, n.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Homely

    An Americanism for “plain,” “ugly;” applied to persons only.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of homely in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of homely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of homely in a Sentence

  1. Maya Cooper:

    There are many items that we've had on the menu that were great tasting items but recently we've had a big sodium reduction, trying to get the sodium content on the space menu down, so we've had to reformulate a lot of those items, preserving the taste and the homely comfort food aspects of the food, while making sure that the nutrition is right where we need for it to be.

  2. Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in Chicago, 3 Apr. 1903:

    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.

  3. William Shakespeare, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", Act 1 scene 1:

    Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    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.

  5. Austin O'Malley:

    Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.

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