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ˈsim liseem·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. seemlyadverb

    Appropriately, fittingly.

  2. seemlyadjective


    His behavior was perfectly seemly, as befits a gentleman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seemlyverb

    suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous

  2. Seemly

    in a decent or suitable manner; becomingly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seemly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seemly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of seemly in a Sentence

  1. Homer:

    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.

  2. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    If it is not seemly, do it not if it is not true, speak it not.

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  • schicklich, vernünftig, anständig, korrekt, gesittet, angebracht, passendGerman
  • adecuado, decente, ubicadoSpanish
  • պատշաճArmenian
  • passandeSwedish

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • A. preponderance
    • B. urus
    • C. sundog
    • D. profaneness

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