Definitions for: Comely

[adj] very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Come"ly (k[u^]m"l[y^]), a. [Compar. Comelier; superl.
Comeliest.] [OE. comeliche, AS. cyml[=i]c; cyme suitable
(fr. cuman to come, become) + l[=i]c like.]
1. Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned;
good-looking; handsome.

He that is comely when old and decrepit, surely was
very beautiful when he was young. --South.

Not once perceive their foul disfigurement But boast
themselves more comely than before. --Milton.

2. Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.

This is a happier and more comely time Than when
these fellows ran about the streets, Crying
confusion. --Shak.

It is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is
pleasant; and praise is comely. --Ps. cxlvii.

Come"ly, adv.
In a becoming manner. --Ascham.

Synonyms: beautiful, becoming, bonnie, bonny, comme il faut, decent, decorous, fair, proper, seemly

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