Definitions for: Seemly

[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: 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.

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.

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

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