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becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemlyadjective
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"
His behavior was perfectly seemly, as befits a gentleman.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Decent; becoming; proper; fit.
Etymology: soommeligt, Danish, from soome, Islandick, honour or decency.
Suspence of judgment and exercise of charity were safer and seemlier for Christian men, than the hot pursuit of these controversies. Richard Hooker.
I am a woman, lacking wit
To make a seemly answer to such persons. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.
The wife safest and seemliest by her husband stays. John Milton.
May we enjoy
Our humid products, and with seemly draughts
Enkindle mirth and hospitable love. Phillips.
In a decent manner; in a proper manner.
Etymology: from the adjective.
There, seemly rang’d in peaceful order, stood
Ulysses’ arms, now long disus’d to blood. Alexander Pope.
suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous
in a decent or suitable manner; becomingly
The numerical value of seemly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of seemly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of seemly in a Sentence
If it is not seemly, do it not if it is not true, speak it not.
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.
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