Not a euphemism for homeliness, mind; the new faces are all lavishly hot.
Mrs. D., I felt, would appreciate the homeliness of that place of entertainment.
In her homeliness she presented a strange contrast to her surroundings.
The wedding supper was charming in its simplicity and homeliness, using the word in its original sense.
It is the homeliness of a people without a home, without a country.
But it was wonderful, the homeliness and comfort found in those single apartment houses.
Even at that the English talk made my heart expand—the homeliness of it.
Again, too, with our most imaginative works we mix a homeliness that we fancy touching, but which in reality is ludicrous.
There should be an air of homeliness and open hospitality about the place.
They love the simplicity and homeliness of their own communion services and would not exchange them if they could.
late 14c., "of or belonging to home or household, domestic," from Middle English hom "home" (see home (n.)) + -ly (2). Sense of "plain, unadorned, simple" is late 14c., and extension to "having a plain appearance, ugly, crude" took place c.1400, but now survives chiefly in U.S., especially in New England, where it was the usual term for "physically unattractive;" ugly being typically "ill-tempered."