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Meaning of SEEMLY

Pronunciation:  'seemlee

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  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"

SEEMLY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, proper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Seem"ly\, a. [Compar.{Seemlier}; superl. {Seeliest}.]
    [Icel. s?miligr, fr. s?mr becoming, fit; akin to samr same,
    E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence,
    fitting. See {Seem}, v. i.]
    Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character;
    suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.
          He had a seemly nose.                    --Chaucer.
          I am a woman, lacking wit To make a seemly answer to
          such persons.                            --Shak.
          Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity were safer
          and seemlier for Christian men than the hot pursuit of
          these controversies.                     --Hooker.
    Syn: Becoming; fit; suitable; proper; appropriate; congruous;
         meet; decent; decorous.
  2. \Seem"ly\, adv. [Compar. {Seemlier}; superl.
    In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly.
          Suddenly a men before him stood, Not rustic as before,
          but seemlier clad, As one in city or court or place
          bred.                                    --Milton.