adjective, comelier, comeliest.
pleasing in appearance; attractive; fair: a comely face.
proper; seemly; becoming: comely behavior.

before 1000; Middle English cumli, Old English cȳmlīc lovely, equivalent to cȳme exquisite (cognate with Middle High German kūme weak, tender, German kaum (adv.) with difficulty, Old High German kūmo) + -līc -ly

comelily, adverb
comeliness, noun
uncomely, adjective

1. pretty, handsome, beautiful, good-looking, personable.

1. unattractive. Unabridged
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comely (ˈkʌmlɪ)
adj , -lier, -liest
good-looking; attractive
[Old English cӯmlīc beautiful; related to Old High German cūmi frail, Middle High German komlīche suitably]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. cymlic "lovely, splendid, finely made," from cyme "exquisite, glorious, delicate," from W.Gmc. *kumi- "delicate, feeble." Or perhaps the modern word is from M.E. bicumelic "suitable, exquisite," lit. "becomely."
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Example sentences
He points to the shallow sets, the comely blondes, and the unnerving flatness.
Chin picks up a slide in comely tones of gray, brown, and off-white.
As he flees, he accidentally runs into a comely beautician.
There was to be no more word from the comely, heroic aviatrix.
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