Homely

Definition of Homely

Home´ly
a.1.Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate.
With all these men I was right homely, and communed with, them long and oft.
- Foxe.
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure.
- Gray.
2.Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners.
3.Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; ugly; - usually used of people, especially women; - contrary to handsome.
None so homely but loves a looking-glass.
- South.
adv.1.Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed.

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