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Meaning of SHAPELY

Pronunciation:  'sheyplee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
 

SHAPELY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bosomy, built(p), busty, buxom, clean-limbed, curvaceous, curvy, full-bosomed, full-fashioned, fully fashioned, Junoesque, modeled, retrousse, sculptural, sculptured, sculpturesque, sonsie, sonsy, stacked(p), statuesque, tip-tilted, upturned, voluptuous, well-endowed, well-proportioned, well-stacked, well-turned
 
 Antonyms: unshapely
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shape"ly\, a. [Compar. {Shapelier}; superl.
{Shapeliest}.]
1. Well-formed; having a regular shape; comely; symmetrical.
   --T. Warton.

         Waste sandy valleys, once perplexed with thorn, The
         spiry fir and shapely box adorn.      --Pope.

         Where the shapely column stood.       --Couper.

2. Fit; suitable. [Obs.]

         Shaply for to be an alderman.         --Chaucer.

 

 

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